27 Apr NSF awards $5M to 14 universities, including UW- Madison for IBM – Google cloud computing initiative
An article in InformationWeek states that the National Science Foundation(NSF) grant recipients will explore image processing, large-scale data analysis, improving the Internet, human genome sequencing, and other areas.
The National Science Foundation on Thursday said it has awarded nearly $5 million in grants to 14 universities, including UW-Madison, so they can participate in the IBM-Google cloud computing initiative for research projects.
Through the NSF’s Cluster Exploratory, or CLuE, program, the universities will use software and services running on the IBM-Google data center. The companies launched the joint university initiative in 2007 to help teach computer science students.
For example, grant recipient University of Maryland, College Park, is working on a more effective translation system for converting text from one language into another. The University of Virginia is working on image processing software for zooming in on digital images to reveal distortion-free details not seen on the original.
Other universities receiving the CLuE grants are Carnegie-Mellon University, Florida International University, MIT, Purdue University, University of California at Irvine, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, University of Massachusetts, University of Washington, University of Wisconsin, University of Utah, and Yale University.
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