c|net’s News.com reported yesterday that the Microsoft has handed out $500,000 in grants to four universities for research in energy efficient computing as part of its Sustainable Computing Program.
- The University of Tennessee was awarded research money to develop frameworks to account for power and performance improvements in virtualized data centers.
- Stanford University will design a sensor network to gather data and analyze power consumption.
- Harvard University will develop a “dynamic runtime environment” that ensures power consumption corresponds to the computational load.
- The University of Oklahoma will created a simulation framework for studying “low-power microarchitectures for innovative muliticore systems.”
More details in the original release at the MS web site.