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Tuesday February 26, 2008
International Partners

Barcelona Supercomputing Center

In 2004, the Spanish Government's Ministry of Education and Science, the local Catalan Government, and the Technical University of Catalunya (UPC) created the Barcelona Supercomputing Center –– Centro Nacional de Supercomputacin (BSC–CNS). BSC–CNS manages MareNostrum, one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe, located at the Torre Girona chapel. The mission of BSC-CNS is to investigate, develop and manage information technology in order to facilitate scientific progress. With this aim, special dedication has been taken to areas such as Computational Sciences, Life Sciences, and Earth Sciences. Due to the large demand of scientific projects, MareNostrum's capacity was increased to 94.21 Teraflops in 2006. It now has 10,240 PowerPC processors in a BladeCenter architecture, uses Linux and Myrinet interconnection technology, and has 20 TB of main memory and 370 TB of disk storage. Many of those from BPC who are working with us are also faculty members at UPC.

Chapel Torre Girona
Chapel Torre Girona
Installation of MareNostrum
Installation of MareNostrum
Ronald Halbe
Ronald Halbe
Ronald Halbe
 

For more information please visit our partner's website at http://www.bsc.es/index.php


IBM China Research Lab

The IBM China Research Laboratory (CRL) was established in September 1995 and is one of the eight worldwide IBM Research laboratories. Located in Zhongguancun Software Park at Shangdi District, in the northwest of Beijing, CRL has been growing steadily and currently employs over 150 technical staff members.

Outside the China Research Lab
Outside the China Research Lab
Demo Center
Demo Center
Conference Room
Conference Room
Working Section
Working Section

For more information please visit our partner's website at http://www.research.ibm.com/beijing/


IBM India Research Lab

The IBM India Research Laboratory (IRL) was established in April 1998 in New Delhi as the eighth of IBM's research labs. The lab expanded to its second site, Bangalore, in August 2005. IRL has a world–class team of researchers who have been recognized for their thought leadership and have developed innovations that help differentiate IBM both in the region and globally.

Outside the India Research Lab
Outside the India Research Lab
Library
Library
Conference room
Conference room
Speech Technology Demo
Speech Technology Demo

For more information please visit our partner's website at http://www.research.ibm.com/irl/


IBM Tokyo Research Lab

The Tokyo Research Laboratory (TRL) opened its doors in 1982 as the Japan Science Institute (JSI) in Sanbancho, Tokyo. In 1993 TRL moved to Yamato, Kanagawa. As IBM's first research laboratory in Asia, TRL is a member of IBM's global research community of 3,000 people at locations including Yorktown Heights, San Jose, and Austin in the United States, and in Switzerland, Israel, China, India, and Japan. At present, some 200 researchers in TRL play important roles in meeting the challenge of contributing positively to society and IBM's success through research.

Outside the Yamato Laboratory
Outside the Yamato Laboratory
Library
Library
boardroom
Boardroom
Researcher's Cubic
Researcher's Cubic

For more information please visit our partner's website at
http://www.research.ibm.com/trl/extfnt_e.htm


Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey

The Tecnológico de Monterrey (Tec de Monterrey) is considered one of the largest University systems in Latin America. It was founded in 1943 in the Northern City of Monterrey, Mexico. As the largest Private University system in Mexico, Tec encompasses 33 campuses, 42 High Schools in 37 Cities offering high quality research and educational programs. It offers 37 University Degrees, 53 Master Programs and 10 Doctoral Programs. At the end of the academic year 2005-2006 there were 95,777 students registered in Tec de Monterrey with 59% attending University courses, 30% High School and 11% Post-Graduate Studies.

Tec de Monterrey (ITESM)

CEDETEC en el Campus Estado de Mexico
CEDETEC en el Campus Estado de Mexico
CEDETEC en el Campus Estado de Mexico
 
FIU, IBM and ITSEM representatives at Santa Fe Campus
FIU, IBM and ITSEM representatives at
Santa Fe Campus
Facilities Tour
Facilities tour
 

For more information please visit our partner's website at http://www.itesm.edu/wps/portal


Tsinghua University

Founded in 1911, Tsinghua University is one of the most prestigious universities in China. It offers over 60 undergraduate programs and has more than 13,000 undergraduate students. The University currently enrolls nearly 18,000 graduate students. In recent years, the university has established relations with many world-famous universities including those involved in this PIRE project. It has opened its doors to foreign students and teachers from around the globe. Currently, there are about 3,000 students from nearly 100 countries.

Future Internet Technology Research Center
Future Internet Technology Research Center
Laboratory
Laboratory
Library
Library
The School of Science
The School of Science

Here is a link to Tsinghua University Brochure

For more information please visit our partner's website at http://www.tsinghua.edu.cn


Universidad de Guadalajara

The University of Guadalajara (UdeG) is a public university based in Guadalajara, Jalisco. Founded in 1792, it is the second oldest university in Mexico and the fourth oldest in North America. It is considered one of the best universities in Mexico. The Information Systems Department is located in the University Centre of Economic and Managerial Sciences (Spanish: Centro Universitario de Ciencias Econmico–Administrativas) often abbreviated as CUCEA is the division of the University of Guadalajara where higher education related to Economics, Management and complementary sciences in the relevant fields is provided. The centre has 19 buildings, 169 classrooms for regular lessons, 16 classrooms for PhD programmes and 4 fully-equipped auditoriums.

Library
Library
Rectoria
Rectoria
Patio
Patio
Old University of Guadalajara
Old University of Guadalajara

For more information please visit our partner's website at http://www.udg.mx/


Universidad Nacional de La Plata

The University is formed in 1897, has over 90,000 students, 17 colleges, over 153 undergraduate programs, and over 145 graduate programs. It is the second largest university in Argentina in terms of scientific research and development. The UNLP College of Informatics (“Facultad Informatica”) was created in 1999, it offers two undergraduate and graduate programs in Computer Science and Software Engineering, and has three research groups. It comprises of 250 professors and teaching assistants. Graduate programs are offered in the following areas:

  • Software Engineering
  • Data Networks
  • Information Technologies applied in Education
  • High Performance Computing and Grid Technology
Argentina Argentina
Argentina Argentina

For more information please visit our partner's website at http://www.unlp.edu.ar/


Universitat Politènica de Catalunya

The Technical University of Catalunya is a public university that specializes in the fields of architecture, engineering, merchant seamanship, economics, health sciences and applied mathematics. UPC is almost as old as FIU and was founded in March 1971. UPC was at first made up of the Schools of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona and Terrassa, the School of Architecture of Barcelona and a number of research institutes. The first true antecedent of UPC was with the foundation of the Higher Technical Institute (Institut Politcnic Superior) in 1968. This Institute grouped together the state technical schools already in existence in Barcelona. These schools had a great tradition and their origin can be traced back in some cases to the mid-19th century. UPC has 16 schools, 41 departments, 3 university research institutes, 4 associate schools, 3 consortial associate schools, 27,510 students (first- and second-cycle in UPC schools), 4,387 students in associated schools, 2,657 lecturers, and 1,363 administrative and service staff. The Barcelona Supercomputing Center resides on the UPC campus.

Universitat Politènica de Catalunya  

For more information please visit our partner's website at http://www.upc.edu/


Universitat Pompeu Fabra

The Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) is a public university in Barcelona, Catalonia. The university has 8,500 students and 1,008 lecturers. Out of the 8,500 students, 1,200 study Law, 900 study Business Sciencies, 820 study Business Management and Administration and 770 study Economics. The university is ranked first nationally in the disciplines of Business, Political Science, Economics, and Law, among others. Despite its relatively small size and its foundation less than two decades ago, the institution is the third highest-ranked university in Spain.

Universitat Pompeu Fabra  

For more information please visit our partner's website at http://www.upf.edu/english/web/



"PIRE... provides our students with the kind of direct international experience and training that will prepare them for careers in an increasingly competitive global arena."
Dr. Modesto Maidique
President, Florida International University

"PIRE...will enable the next generation of students participants to become fully engaged as members of the globally-aware IT workforce.""
Dr. Nicholas Bowen
Vice President of Strategy and Worldwide Operations, IBM Research

"We look forward to hosting students researchers ... to foster our existing collaborations and create new ones."
Mateo Valero Cortés
Director, Barcelona Supercomputing Center

This material is based in part upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number OISE-0730065. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. © 2007 Florida International University