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Google and IBM want Academia to teach Cluster Computing skills

Cluster Computing which allows parallel processing of data is a skill that I had to learn as part of my PhD research. Google and IBM are advocating this practice as both companies exploit this technology. Academia however does not have the substantial resources that are needed to examine this topic in great detail.
A solution being pioneered by Google and IBM is to allow internet access to a new dedicated computer cluster. This will allow students to test their parallel programming course projects.
The two companies have already dedicated several hundred computers to the initiative — a mixture of Google’s gear, IBM BladeCenter and System x servers. They plan to expand this to 1600 processors.
The Beta testing group are the University of Washington, Carnegie-Mellon University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, The University of California at Berkeley and the University of Maryland.
The Register – Google and IBM push cluster computing on colleges