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A $60 million deal for Cornell's high-performance computer program. (Technology Update).



Thanks to an agreement with Dell, Intel and Microsoft, Cornell University's Cornell Theory Center Cornell Theory Center - (CTC) One of four supercomputing centers funded by the US National Science Foundation. The CTC also receives funding from the Advanced Research Projects Agency, the National Institutes of Health, New York State, IBM Corporation, and other members of the  (CTC CTC - Cornell Theory Center ) will receive $60 million in resources to provide a suite of Windows-based, high-performance computing High-speed computing, which typically refers to supercomputers used in scientific research.  solutions and services to business, government and academic clients. At CTC, "clusters" of computers operate in parallel to achieve supercomputer speeds. The new grant will more than double the existing complex of 900 processors at CTC and will greatly expand the center's research, education and outreach efforts.

A new Theory Center unit, CTC High-Performance Solutions, will work with businesses and other users, offering consulting services Noun 1. consulting service - service provided by a professional advisor (e.g., a lawyer or doctor or CPA etc.)
service - work done by one person or group that benefits another; "budget separately for goods and services"
 and training on how to rewrite software to take advantage of parallel computing Solving a problem with multiple computers or computers made up of multiple processors. It is an umbrella term for a variety of architectures, including symmetric multiprocessing (SMP), clusters of SMP systems, massively parallel processors (MPPs) and grid computing. . Other services will include executive and technical briefings and support of a TechExchange consortium.

Thomas F. Coleman, CTC director and Cornell computer scientist says, "With our expanded alliance and combined strengths, we can show companies, government agencies and academic institutions how to expand their computing environment, while reducing their overall information technology budget."
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Title Annotation:Dell, Intel, Microsoft in agreement with Cornell Theory Center
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Date:Nov 1, 2002
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