IBM announced Shared University Research awards (SUR) for International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT,Hyderabad),Indian School of Business (ISB,Hyderabad) and SP Jain Management Institute and Research (SPJMIR,Mumbai) to promote research in areas of mutual interest. The SUR awards,totaling 210,000 USD,will drive key projects across these three institutes and strive to connect the research and researchers at the universities with IBM experts in similar fields of work.
The focus areas for SUR award are:
* IIIT- Hyderabad has been awarded to set up Center of Excellence on Cell and Power Multi-core architecture on campus to drive collaborative research to study the architectural and algorithmic aspects of Cell and Power Multi-core architecture; to develop Media and Computational intensive applications and benchmark IBMs Multi-core architecture performance; 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 services course development and specific projects on Business Process Management & Simulations
On receiving the award,Prof. P J Narayana,IIIT,Hyderabad 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 familiarize a new generation of technologists to it.”
Amol Mahamuni,Programme Director,WebSphere Solutions and Technology and University Relations – 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.
SUR awards in India strive to drive research on Cell Broadband Engine (multi-core architecture),System-z,game based education such as Innov8 Business Process Management and Services Science,Management and Engineering (SSME) Research. IBM is working with IIIT Hyderabad to foster the research around IBM multi-core architecture built on Cell and Power series and guide them on curriculum and project development. A Technology Development Center is being set up that will also 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.
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