Intel is not the only big IT company trying to push parallel computing into our universities. Today, IBM and Google announced an initiative to add large-scale distributed computing courses to college curricula :
For this project, the two companies have dedicated a large cluster of several hundred computers (a combination of Google machines and IBM BladeCenter and System x servers) that is planned to grow to more than 1,600 processors. Students will access the cluster via the Internet to test their parallel programming course projects.
The press release is here: