Video: Google-IBM Academic Computer Cluster

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Today’s video profiles a joint project between Google and IBM to provide large-scale cluster computing resources to undergraduate computer science students. The first cluster has been created at The University of Washington, where students are learning to use the cluster to program applications for cloud computing and software as a service (SaaS). Students, faculty and engineers from Google and IBM talk about how the cluster is being used, and next steps in the project. This video runs about 4 minutes and 30 seconds.

For additional information, read our coverage of the Google-IBM announcement and our coverage of SaaS.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.