Bell Labs, the research arm of Alcatel-Lucent (News - Alert), has launched a project in Mexico to research cloud technologies.
The project has been launched in collaboration with the Tecnolgico de Monterrey, Campus Cuernavaca.
As part of this project students from Tecnolgico de Monterrey Campus Cuernavaca will apply their knowledge and expertise to research network designs for cloud computing, which is used by companies and governments to link to thousands of processors connected to a fast communications network, where they share resources and store information for millions of users.
“BellLabs is one of the greatest sources of innovation in the telecommunications industry worldwide. It currently has more than 33,000 active patents, and 12 Bell Labs researchers have shared in 7 Nobel (News - Alert) prizes,” said Dr. Oscar Javier Gonzlez, Alcatel-Lucent's researcher, in a statement.
“Support for research is in our DNA, hence the importance of fostering academic projects like the one in which we are currently engaged,” said Dr. Gonzlez.
Dr. Oscar Javier González is a Bell Labs (News - Alert) Fellow and during the last few years he has made significant technical contributions to the development of platforms and software tools to facilitate the fast development of distributed systems with high availability using a model to describe the system.
This project will offer the students of the school of engineering from the Tec de Monterrey, Campus Cuernavaca, the opportunity to apply their knowledge on a real-world project with the combined supervision of Bell Labs researchers and by M.S. Dalila Jiménez Hernández, professor at the engineering and architecture department of the academic division of the university.
As part of the project, the students will work on the "Graphic Display in Cloud Computing Topology", where tools will be developed to help visualize, monitor and debug applications running in a large-scale, distributed computing environment.
Dr. Gonzlez said that in Mexico there is a lot of talent focused on research into information and telecommunications technologies, and that is why it is important to motivate students in related fields to learn more, be creative and develop their skills and knowledge through projects that have real, practical implications in the emerging field of cloud technologies.
Edited by Ryan Sartor