Google & IBM Team Up On ‘Cloud Computing’ Research
Google announced they have teamed up with IBM to “provide hardware, software, and services to augment university curricula and expand research horizons.”
Google and I.B.M. Join in ‘Cloud Computing’ Research from the New York Times explains the two companies are building out a ‘cloud computing’ environment to help students obtain the technical training required to work at companies like Google and IBM. Universities to pilot this program include Carnegie-Mellon University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, the University of California at Berkeley, and the University of Maryland.
Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, said:
Google is excited to partner with IBM to provide resources which will better equip students and researchers to address today’s developing computational challenges.
In order to most effectively serve the long-term interests of our users, it is imperative that students are adequately equipped to harness the potential of modern computing systems and for researchers to be able to innovate ways to address emerging problems.
Samuel J. Palmisano, chairman, president and chief executive officer, IBM, said:
This project combines IBM’s historic strengths in scientific, business and secure-transaction computing with Google’s complementary expertise in Web computing and massively scaled clusters.
We’re aiming to train tomorrow’s programmers to write software that can support a tidal wave of global Web growth and trillions of secure transactions every day.
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