(The Hosting News) – The Software Engineering Innovation Foundation announced on Wednesday that it has awarded 12 $40,000 grants to research teams from across the world.
According to a blog post from the Global Foundation Services, the grants, funded by Microsoft Research, allow the chosen teams to research software engineering technologies, tools, practices, and teaching methods.
For the first time, the SEIF expanded the contest to include applications from areas that focus in datacenter innovation and energy efficiency.
“These grants will fund teams from four different universities to study innovations in all areas of datacenter operations, among other areas of software engineering and Internet of Things. The subject matter builds on our commitment to energy innovation and sustainability and we see the results of this research benefiting not only Microsoft, but the industry as a whole,” wrote Global Foundation Services Senior Research Program Manager, Sean James.
The four datacenter research awards winners are:
Stanford University, United States
Project: Resource Efficient Cloud Computing
Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Project: Improving Datacenter Efficiency and Total Cost of Ownership with Differentiated Software Reliability Analysis and Techniques
Rutgers University, United States
Project: Cool Provision: Provisioning of Cooling Systems for Datacenters
Reinaldo Tonkoski and Wei Sun
South Dakota State University, United States Project: Reliable and Resilient Microgrids for Datacenters
More than 100 proposals from around 30 countries worldwide applied for the research grants.