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IBM partnership with Malaysia's UniMy will include nano materials focus

AvantiKumar | Feb. 12, 2013
Malaysia's first university to specialise in computer science and engineering, UniMy, will also form a High Performance Computing Centre.

Ramanathan Sathiamutty, MD, IBM Malaysia


Photo - Ramanathan Sathiamutty, MD, IBM Malaysia.

Technology solutions giant IBM's collaboration with the new educational institute University Malaysia of Computer Science & Engineering (UniMy) will include the forming of a High Performance Computing Centre (HPCC), which will also include focus on nano materials.

IBM Malaysia managing director Ramanathan Sathiamutty said IBM would help UniMy, which wholly specialises in computer science and engineering studies, in multiple platforms.

"UniMy will work with IBM to define a training programme in computer modelling of nano materials, and provide training for UniMy post-doctoral researchers at the IBM research facilities in San Jose, USA," said Sathiamutty. "The HPCC is aimed at supporting research activities in various computational modelling including nanotechnology."

The Centre will be supported by the IBM System x iDataPlex, the most advanced innovative integrated data centre solutions, and is scheduled to become operational by April 2013.

"IBM is proud to be an industry partner with a university that shares the mutual goal of developing the next generation of ICT graduates, in line with the government's focus on IT development," added Sathiamutty. "We are also looking forward to working with UniMy in providing the platform and resources to develop the HPCC that will provide vast benefits to the nation in the field of science and technology research and development, specifically in the field of nanotechnology."


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