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  • Carnegie Mellon Joins Test Bed for Cloud Computing Research

    Carnegie Mellon University has opened up one of its computing clusters to others involved in a research project on cloud computing. The university's School of Computer Science is the latest research institution to host a site as part of Open Cirrus, a global, open-source test bed for the advancement of cloud computing research and education.

  • Grand Valley State Seeks Reduction in Energy Usage

    Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI has renewed an agreement with Veolia Energy North America that will continue reducing the institution's energy requirements.

  • U Maine Moves to Sustainability Governance

    The University of Maine in Orono will be using a governance model from 4tell Solutions to track sustainability efforts. The company sells a number of reporting systems that draw data from multiple sources to provide a dashboard view of performance in specific areas. The university will be using iPlan Sustainable Performance Governance.

  • U Texas El Paso Partners with High School on STEM with Hefty NFS Grant

    The University of Texas at El Paso has received funding to support its efforts to connect STEM-oriented graduate students with kids in K-12. The five-year, $2.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will pay for development of a new program at the university called NSF Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education.

  • Digital Content Provider Launches Medical Technology Database

    Digital content provider ebrary has launched a subscription database designed to make research into health care technology and equipment easier and more efficient.

  • Java Scalability Provider Terracotta Partners with Eucalyptus Cloud Platform

    Java clustering infrastructure provider Terracotta recently joined forces with Eucalyptus Systems, a provider of cloud computing management software, to allow large enterprises to provision clouds on the Amazon-compatible Eucalyptus cloud platform.