COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. IBM Corp. has made equipment and services awards to ten universities using the company's Cell Broadband Engine processor based on the Power Architecture.
The awards are part of IBM's Shared University Research awards, previously given in conjunction with schools using IBM's software or BladeCenter server technology.
Applications range from real-time 3D visualization to interactive gaming and cosmology simulations.
Winners include: Georgia Institute of Technology for use in gaming, high-performance computing and digital content; University of California at San Diego's Experimental Game Lab for real-time broadband gaming; University of Illinois for molecular dynamics and cosmology simulations; University of Minnesota MSP for numerical algorithms in fluid dynamics; University of Virginia for 3D renderings; and the University of Washington at Seattle's bioengineering department for ultrasound machine architectures.
Other winners are Barcelona Supercomputing Center at the Technical University (Catalonia, Spain) for life sciences, earth sciences and engineering applications; Tsinghua University (Beijing) for real-time video synthesis; United Arab Emirates University for seismic imaging and oil-reservoir simulations; and University of Dublin Trinity College (Ireland) for animation of human motion.