Google, Microsoft and Sun Microsystems will make up for a lack of computer science funding from the federal government by underwriting a $7.5 million laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley. According to The New York Times, the new research center will focus on the design of more dependable computing systems. The researchers have reached terms with the three companies that the results will be nonproprietary and freely licensed. Each company has agreed to support the project with $500,000 annually for five years. Read more.
By Paul Kerstein – CXO Media