University celebrates collaboration with IBM
Representatives of the University and IBM met in Zepler Foyer last week to celebrate the long-standing collaboration between the two organizations. The partnership dates back over 25 years, and encompasses both research and student support, and the supply of computing resources. Electronics and Computer Science has provided the main focus for joint activity between the University and IBM, but many other Schools and departments have also been involved, including Mathematics, Chemistry, E-Science, Management, GeoData, and ISS. Most recently the collaboration between ECS and the IBM UK Laboratories at Hursley Park has been an important factor in the founding of the Open Middleware Infrastructure Institute in ECS. Also being celebrated today is the University's new £1.2 million IRIDIS IBM computer, which will support some of the University's largest e-science projects. Today's event will be followed by the 5th IBM Hursley Lecture, being given this year by Dr Caroline Kovac, General Manager of IBM Healthcare and Life Sciences, in the Turner Sims Concert Hall, at 6 pm: 'Information-based Medicine: A New Era in Patient Care.'