Itanium Solutions Alliance Announces 2008 Innovation Award Winners

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itanium solutions allianceThe Itanium Solutions Alliance today announced the winners of its second annual Innovation Award. The award recognizes those using Intel Itanium silicon to solve complex humanitarian, business and entrepreneurial challenges. Each of the award winners will receive a $50,000 cash prize or the same amount donated to the charity of their choosing.

This years winner’s include The Universty of Houston bioinformatics research team for Humanitarian Impact, Protégésoft for the Enterprise Business Application category and S7 Software for Entrepreneurial Innovation.

The Itanium Solutions Alliance congratulates our three winners. Their stories clearly demonstrate the impact of Intel Itanium technology on solving mission-critical computing challenges in a wide range of application environments. The breadth of entries was impressive and selecting a single winner in each category was extremely challenging. The winners’ and finalists’ solutions clearly showcase the value of an Itanium®-based solution over costlier mainframes in real-life applications,” said Joan Jacobs, executive director, Itanium Solutions Alliance.

For more info on the winners’ projects, read the full release here.