A welcome development in the field of technical education in the Universities in United States, has recently been reported in the media. This was made possible arising out of the outcome of joint efforts of two technology giants, to provide easy access to the use of cluster of computers . Their joint endeavor seeks to provide for hardware, software and other services necessary to teach large distributed computing. This will enable many Universities to gain access to big cluster of computers. Visit 纽约语言学校
This achievement, is the fruition of a dream of an 26 year old graduate ,from the University of Washington, who started his career as a software engineer , five years ago. Encouraged by the gesture of his employer, in allowing to utilise 20% of the ‘unstructured portion of the workweek time,’ on projects that would benefit the company, he profitably used this concession in his participation of recruiting young programmers for the company. By this act, he established his adoption of the ethos of his employers, ‘computers and software can be used to make the world a better place.’
In his initiative to improve the curriculum of Computer Science in Universities, he discovered a lacuna, even in the best programs that students handled.There was this glaring weakness. viz:’ how to solve problems in obtaining and using massive computers and terabytes of data ( 1 TERA BYTE=1TRILLION BYTES-). He utilised this as an opportunity, to further his idea and was helped by his mentor, Mr Ed Lasowaska. who holds the ‘BILL and Malinda Gates Chair of Computer Science and Engineering’, at the University of Washington.
The enormous difficulties facing the modern world to find solutions to diverse problems, pose a challenge to the computer engineers and the scientific community, who require huge infrastructure of cluster of computers to solve the massive amount of data analysis, which are beyond the scope of individual Universities. This sparked in him an idea for finding a way, to spread the computing power, not merely to University of Washington alone, but to all the colleges in the country, through Internet. Starting this project, with the initial help of just two fellow colleagues and with the help of two other internees during summer vacation, he went ahead to clean up the course material.