The new facility will allow developers to have access to a cloud computing system in which multiple machines are linked to operate as a single distributed computing system.
Cloud computing systems allow researchers and developers to run extremely processor intensive tasks quickly by distributing CPU workload.
In addition to building the cloud computing centre, IBM also plans to offer training on the cloud systems for lecturers at the Dublin Institute of Technology’s school of computing.
"Our investments in cloud computing are a prime example of how IBM is seeking out emerging global market opportunities and new computing models that benefit IBM clients," said Steve Mills, Senior Vice President and group executive for IBM's software group.
The Dublin centre will be part of a larger effort by IBM to push cloud computing. The company is building a number of new cloud computing installations around the world. Last month, the company unveiled a similar cloud computing centre in China.
IBM is also behind several projects to push cloud computing education. Big Blue is partnering with Google on an educational project which allows students to access a cloud computing centre for school projects and training.
IBM plans Dublin computing centre
By Shaun Nichols on Mar 25, 2008 7:24AM