National Science Foundation Announces Partnership with Industry, Academia

Collaboration between National Science Foundation (NSF), University of Illinois, HP, Intel and Yahoo provides a new template for research partnerships. The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate announces a grant award to the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) to help establish an experimental computing cluster at the UIUC campus. The NSF Cluster Exploratory (CluE) initiative was first announced in April 2008. The NSF-sponsored center at UIUC will be part of the HP, Intel, Yahoo! Cloud Computing Test Bed, one of six "centers of excellence" that HP, Intel and Yahoo! are creating around the world to help foster research in data-intensive computing. Each location will host a cloud computing infrastructure with 1,000 to 4,000 processor cores capable of supporting the data-intensive research associated with cloud computing.

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