IBM is a founding partner of NZi3. IBM supports NZi3 through its University Relations Programme and the provision of New Zealand’s most powerful scientific research Supercomputer. In addition to these two major components of the relationship IBM has committed to supplying the following:
The overall objective of the University Relations Programme is to build stronger relationships with the University across a range of initiatives that add value to both organisations
There are 4 key areas:
IBM spends approx US$5 billion a year on research. There are 8 research labs across the world; in the US, Europe and Asia Pacific. There are a number of different grants available in this area:
The focus of IBM's Community Relations Programme is to enhance educational achievement and support the development and growth of ICT literacy skills.
For more detailed information about the University Relations Programme, click here.
Also as part of its support for NZi3, IBM has provided UC with New Zealand’s most powerful scientific research computer. It is the latest version of a 128 processor Power 5 machine and can store the equivalent of 3,500 full length feature films.
The UC Supercomputer enables researchers to solve complex research problems using advanced computational techniques, previously unavailable in New Zealand. It also exposes UC students to world-class super-computing as part of their learning experience.
Click here for more information on the UC Supercomputer
NZ Corporate Community Relations Manager
IBM New Zealand Ltd
Phone:+64 4 462 3424
Director, UC Research Office
University of Canterbury
Phone: + 64 3 364 2688