IBM was a 2009 project using the resources developed in 2007's IBM/Google Cloud Computing partnership. This initiative was to provide access to cloud computing for the universities of all countries.[1]

This initiative was funded by the National Science Foundation awarding $5 million in grants to 14 universities, including Kyushu University, University of Washington, Carnegie Mellon University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.[1] The goal of this initiative was to enhance university curricula in parallel programming techniques and to promote cloud computing research and development.[2]

With funding help from the U.S. National Science Foundation, the cloud computing initiative provided assistance to hundreds of university scientists working on research projects.[3]

By 2011, Google and IBM were completing the program since high-performance cloud computing clusters had become widely available to researchers at reasonable costs.[4]


  1. ^ a b "National Science Foundation Awards Millions to Fourteen Universities for Cloud Computing Research". IBM. April 23, 2009.
  2. ^ Naghshineh, M.; Ratnaparkhi, R.; Dillenberger, D.; Doran, J. R.; Dorai, C.; Anderson, L.; Pacifici, G.; Snowdon, J. L.; Azagury, A.; VanderWiele, M.; Wolfsthal, Y. (July 2009). "IBM Research Division cloud computing initiative". IBM Journal of Research and Development. 53 (4): 1:1–1:10. doi:10.1147/JRD.2009.5429055. ISSN 0018-8646 – via IEEE Xplore.
  3. ^ Gonzalez, Amado (January 11, 2012). "The Payoff from the IBM-Google University Research Cloud". FIU.
  4. ^ "The Payoff from the IBM-Google University Research Cloud". IBM. December 22, 2011.

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