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IBM gives research awards to three Indian universities

Posted: 06 Apr 2009     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:multi-core architecture  research  algorithmic 

IBM Corp. has granted its Shared University Research (SUR) awards to the International Institute of Information Technology in Hyderabad (IIIT-H), the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad (ISB-H) and the SP Jain Management Institute and Research (SPJMIR) in Mumbai. The awards total Rs.1.04 crore ($210,000) in research funding targeted for areas of mutual interest.

SUR aims to connect university researchers with IBM experts in similar fields of work, according to the company. It has the following focus areas for each institute:

• IIIT-H has been awarded to set up an on-campus centre for collaborative research on the architectural and algorithmic aspects of Cell and Power multi-core architecture; to develop media and computational intensive applications and benchmark IBM's multi-core architecture performance; and to develop courseware that includes architectural, algorithmic and application aspects of cell and power multi-core architecture.
• ISB has been awarded to foster research on service supply chain management and services operations management, which is related to deployment and management of technical resources.
• SPJMR has been awarded to enhance the services course development and specific projects on business process management and simulations.

On receiving the award, Prof. P J Narayana of IIIT-H said, "We believe that the future lies in exploiting available computing power in hybrid architectures to perform everyday tasks such as audio-video processing and large data handling. We are happy with this opportunity to partner with IBM in studying and engaging in activities related to hybrid multi-core architectures. We expect to further the frontiers in this area as well as familiarise a new generation of technologists to it."

Amol Mahamuni, programme director for WebSphere solutions and technology and university relations at IBM India/SA said, "All universities have very unique ideas on how they think technology can be applied to help solve different problems, as well as using the technology to encourage skill development among its students and faculty. IBM is proud to collaborate with these universities to make these innovation ideas possible, as we build a smarter planet together."

IBM's partnership with IIIT-H, according to the company, aims to foster the research around IBM multi-core architecture built on Cell and Power series and guide them on curriculum and project development. A development centre is being set up that will be showcased to potential IBM customers. Some of the key projects include compiler technologies for the cell, computer graphics, computer vision, image processing and others.

SUR will focus on green technologies and smart infrastructures, cloud computing and cloud-delivered services, multi-core hybrid systems, and services innovation next year.

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