[Haskell-cafe] OpenSPARC project applicant chosen

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Sat Sep 20 11:37:08 EDT 2008

I am very pleased to announce that we have chosen Ben Lippmeier for the
OpenSPARC project. Congratulations Ben!

Ben will spend three months hacking on GHC to make it perform well on
the latest multi-core OpenSPARC chips.

I would also like to thank the other people who applied. The reviewers
were very impressed by the number of strong applications.

About the project


It is a joint project between Sun Microsystems and the Haskell.org
community. Sun has provided the funding for Ben to work on this full
time for three months and has donated a powerful SPARC server for him
and the rest of us to use.

Ben will be working with Roman Leshchinskiy as a mentor and Darryl Gove
as an adviser. Roman works on Data Parallel Haskell at UNSW and Darryl
is a senior staff engineer in the SPARC compiler team at Sun.

If you want to follow the progress we will be using the existing ghc
development mailing list:

and a corner of the ghc development wiki:

(project coordinator)

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