This week Google and IBM announced an initiative to promote the open standards and new software methods that will drive the growth of the next generation of the Internet. The initiative aims to help students and researchers address the challenges of internet-scale applications in the future.
The objective of this initiative is to help students build advanced skills and tools to develop next-generation computing infrastructure and applications to drive the Internet’s next phase of growth. Google and IBM have built a virtual IT lab based on the Cloud Computing model and released a complete suite of open source-based development tools for writing massively parallel applications. IBM and Google are teaming up to provide hardware, software and services to augment university curricula and expand research horizons. With their combined resources, the companies hope to lower the financial and logistical barriers for the academic community to explore this emerging model of computing.
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