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Australian Research Organizations ‘NICTA, ANU and CSIRO’ Recevie Grant of grant recipients of Microsoft’s Global Cloud Research Engagement Initiative

Microsoft announced a partnerships with three of Australia’s top research organizations as part of the company’s Global Cloud Research Engagement Initiative launched earlier this year.

Representatives from National ICT Australia, Australian National University, and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation attended a launch event today in Sydney to show their support for the program that’ll provide scientific researchers across the continent with access to advanced client plus cloud computing resources and technical support.

Each grant will provide researchers supported by these organizations with 3 years of free access to Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud computing platform, as well as access to technical support and client tools being developed by Microsoft. The supported projects will explore a range of topics, including the analysis of online social networks, a cloud-based geophysical imaging platform, computational chemistry and other e-science apps.


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