As part of the program, VMware plans to release an online Academic Community Center later this year that will feature courseware, research papers, discussion groups and other valuable resources designed to enhance research and instruction in the area of virtualization. Registration will be free and anyone who elects to join the Academic Community Center will be able to download content as well as share their own content with the Community.
"VMware itself grew out of academic research and many of our earliest customers were at universities. The VMware Academic Program is our way of contributing back to academia by making our products available free-of-charge for research and teaching," said Dr. Stephen Herrod, Vice President of Technology Development at VMware. "We have more than 300 academic institutions worldwide taking advantage of the program today, and we look forward to working with them and others to further accelerate research in the area of virtualization."
Participants in the VMware Academic Program include Boston University, Brigham Young, Carnegie Mellon, Columbia University, Cornell, Duke, Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard, MIT, Oxford, Pennsylvania State University, Princeton, Purdue, Rochester Institute of Technology, Singapore Polytechnic, Stanford, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tokyo Institute of Technology, UC Berkeley, UCLA, University of Genoa, University of Toronto and University of Waterloo.
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