IBM announced Shared University Research awards (SUR) for International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT, Hyderabad), Indian School of Business (ISB, Hyderabad) and SP Jain Management Institute and Research (SPJMIR, Mumbai) to promote research in areas of mutual interest. The SUR awards, totaling 210,000 USD, will drive key projects across these three institutes and strive to connect the research and researchers at the universities with IBM experts in similar fields of work. IIIT- Hyderabad has been awarded to set up Center of Excellence on Cell and Power Multi-core architecture on campus to drive collaborative research to study the architectural and algorithmic aspects of Cell and Power Multi-core architecture; to develop Media and Computational intensive applications and benchmark IBM's Multi-core architecture performance; to develop courseware that includes architectural, algorithmic and application aspects of Cell and Power Multi-core architecture. ISB has been awarded to foster research on Service Supply Chain Management and Services Operations Management, which is related to deployment and management of technical resources. SPJMR has been awarded to enhance services course development and specific projects on Business Process Management & Simulations.
SUR awards in India strive to drive research on Cell Broadband Engine (multi-core architecture), System-z, game based education such as Innov8 Business Process Management and Services Science, Management and Engineering (SSME) Research. IBM is working with IIIT