IBM Brings Cloud Computing To Universities
IBM is taking its version of cloud computing to universities around the world to solve what Big Blue says are "real world problems." These include initiatives in Qatar, South Africa and Japan. By bring cloud computing to these remote places, IBM hopes to foster an air of cooperative advancement in machine utilization and software abilities.
IBM has teamed with three universities in Qatar – Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Qatar University, and Texas A&M University at Qatar – to open up its cloud infrastructure to local businesses and industries to test applications and complete various projects, including seismic modeling and the exploration for oil and gas. This is in addition to an Arabic language Web search engine and the testing and migration of various applications using Hadoop / MapReduce programming methods.