Partner: University College Cork, Tyndall National Institute

University College Cork, Tyndall National Institute

The Tyndall National Institute is a premier ICT research institute affiliated to University College Cork, Ireland with a critical mass of over 300 researchers with core competencies in Micro/nanoelectronics, Photonics, Microsystems and Computational Modelling. The institute was formed in 2004 and comprises the National Microelectronics Research Centre (NMRC) and the Photonics Communities within University College Cork and Cork Institute of Technology. TNI-UCC has an established reputation for successful participation in EU research programmes over the last two decades (FP4-FP6). TNI-UCC’s participation in European advanced research programmes over the last 20 years has provided an important conduit for ICT excellence to Irish and European industry. TNI-UCC now works with global Tier 1 companies including IBM, ST Microelectronics, Thales, Alcatel, Philips, Intel, HP, BAE and Siemens. TNI-UCC has leveraged these collaborations to build its research expertise and technology portfolio that enables it to support long-term development of ICT sector. In terms of computing facilities, TNI-UCC runs a local high performance computer cluster with 125 quad-core 64 bit nodes, and 300 dual-core nodes linked with GBit Ethernet; 24 of these nodes are newly linked with Infiniband interconnect, increasing substantially the performance of the cluster. TNI-UCC also has access to the Irish national computing facility, ICHEC.
Technical areas of expertise
Nanoelectronics, Modelling, Nanowire transistor fabrication and characterization.