Consortium to Address Cluster Technology Issues for Higher Education

  The Cornell Theory Center at Cornell University has established Advanced Cluster Computing Consortium (AC3) -- a research and IT service consortium for business, higher education, and government agencies interested in the effective planning, implementation and performance of commodity-based systems, software and tools. AC3 aims to support its members in implementing state-of-the-art clustered environments and to provide a window into future cluster technologies.

Consortium members will receive technology briefings, training and consulting services from CTC's Cluster Computing Solutions Group, which can assist in planning commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) systems, UNIX to Windows NT 4.0/Windows 2000 migration services, and provide access to both pre-release hardware, software and high-performance production machines. Dell Computer Corp., Intel Corp and Microsoft Corp have joined AC3 as infrastructure members who will provide hardware, software, training and technical support to the consortium. Advanced Cluster Computing Consortium, Cornell Theory Center, Ithaca, NY, (607) 254-8686,

This article originally appeared in the 10/01/1999 issue of THE Journal.