Intel, Microsoft to Set Up Parallel Computing Centers

Intel and Microsoft are setting aside $20 million to establish a pair ofacademic centers that will study and develop new methods to increase the use ofparallelcomputing, the two companies announced March 18.

The UPCRC (Universal Parallel Computing Research Centers) are beingestablished at the University of Californiaat Berkeley and the Universityof Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Inaddition to the $20 million donation, both universities are slated to donateseveral million dollars to the two centers through academic grants.

The two centers will focus on accelerating the adoption of parallelcomputing in both the development of applications and the next generation ofhardware that will be built using multicore microprocessors.

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