Posted By Rich Miller On April 28, 2008 @ 11:59 am In Microsoft | Comments Disabled
Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) will award $500,000 in research grants to major universities exploring new approaches to data center power efficiency, power management and the creation of low-power parallel computing architecture, the company said today. The program encourages researchers to use novel approaches in hardware design, software, networking, benchmarking, analysis, virtualization and any other avenue that might provide improvements in the field.
The $500,000 will be awarded among the four schools. Here’s an overview of the projects:
“We applaud the efforts of these academic researchers to develop new, innovative technologies to reduce energy usage and lessen the impact on the environment,” said Rob Bernard, chief environmental strategist at Microsoft. “Microsoft believes in the potential of software to help create a more sustainable environment, and the Sustainable Computing Program is just one example of Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to help businesses and consumers drive change through energy efficiency.”
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