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IBM, Google Bring Internet-Scale Computing to the Students

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:


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