IBM and Google team up on cluster computing

by admin October 8, 2007 at 4:39 pm

IBM and Google on Monday released details of their academic cluster computing initiative that will provide data centres for remote computer programming.

The data centres will allow a larger number of students and programmers to have access and processing power for writing software code involving massive amounts of data over the internet.

The programme, which is already under way at the University of Washington, will later be rolled out at Carnegie-Mellon University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Maryland.

IBM and Google will provide hardware, software and services.

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