IBM, Google Bring Internet-Scale Computing to the Students

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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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