IBM has set up an alliance with Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) in Delhi and Roorkee, in India, to promote jointly research in the fields of common interest such as green technologies, data mining, and energy-efficient computing.
Accordingly, researchers at IIT Delhi will work on energy-efficient computing, focusing mainly on areas like architecture and operating system-level optimisation in order to cut consumption of energy in computing environments.
Amol Mahamuni, programme director (university relations) of IBM India, says the key areas of the IBM-IITs joint project include incorporating energy-efficient computing in the course framework of IIT Delhi as well as organising workshops on energy-efficient computing.
IBM will work with IIT Roorkee to develop data mining algorithms to analyse time-series data and apply them to real-life data – including detecting patterns in changes in India’s forest cover, prediction of natural disasters, and meteorological data from the Indian peninsula.
According to IBM, the joint research is a part of the company’s Shared University Research (SUR) initiative.
The SUR initiative involves IBM supplying equipment to universities to promote research in the areas of mutual interest and also linking the research and researchers at the university with those interested in IBM’s research, development and solutions-provider communities.
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