With a view to encourage innovation in Grid computing technologies through academic exchanges, the University of Hyderabad has entered into an agreement with Altair Engineering India.
The Memorandum of Understanding follows the collaborative endeavour of the Computer and Information Science Department with Altair in intergration of high performance computing profile with Portable Batch System and on certain aspects of Grid portals.
Such a collaborative success of Altair Engineering with any University on Grid technologies is first of its kind in Asia Pacific, according to Altair Engineering India (AEI) MD Pavan Kumar who signed the MoU with University of Hyderabad Registrar Parabrahmaiah.
AEI, a global software and services company is focussed on grid computing solutions for commercial and academic research, data analysis and visualisation, Pavan Kumar said adding that it is a subsidiary of US-based Altair Engineering Incorporation.
The MoU will enable research and development collabrations and utilisation of commercial grade technology portal solutions in areas of computer-aided engineering, life sciences, 3D animation and for rendering high quality film animation, he said.
AEI intends to offer participation to mutually selected students from the post-graduate (M-Tech) and Ph.D programmes through student internship in the project areas such as application integration framework of PBS gridworks, he said.
AEI would come up with curriculum for conducting certification programmes on various aspects of grid technology for other Universities in Andhra Pradesh and India, he added.