TETRACOM (Technology Transfer in Computing Systems) is a FP7 Coordination Action that started in September 2013 and will last for 36 months. The mission of the TETRACOM Coordination Action is to boost European academia-to-industry technology transfer (TT) in all domains of Computing Systems through Technology Transfer Projects (TTP). TTPs are designed to provide incentives for TT at small to medium scale via partial funding of dedicated, well-defined, and short term academia-industry collaborations that bring concrete R&D results into industrial use. This is implemented via competitive calls for TTPs, whose coordination, prioritization, evaluation, and management are the major actions of TETRACOM.

HiPeRT Lab became a partner of TETRACOM. It coordinates project SemBoost, a TTP that has been selected for funding in the 2nd Tetracom call. Project SemBoost will be realized in collaboration with Expert System, with the goal of boosting the performance of the core enginge of the semantic application of Expert System via GPGPU acceleration. HiPeRT will provide to Expert System a lightweigth runtime to simplify the communication between CPU and GPU avoiding heavy offloading routines.