Quanta Computer, Inc. and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology today announced a five-year, $20M joint research collaboration project ("TParty") aimed at developing the next generation of platforms for computing and communication beyond personal computers.
TParty will address one of the most frustrating aspects of today's computing landscape: More than three decades after the emergence of personal computers, we are increasingly relying on "smart" portable devices to deliver much of the information and services that we need in our daily lives. Unfortunately, in the current device-centric world, each one of us is responsible for integrating these new devices into our personal information environment. As a result, users are forced to manage information transfers, configurations, security, maintenance, upgrades, backups, and more.For More Information:
- See the Full Press Release - 4/08/05 (pdf format)
- $20M project sets sights on future of computing - Mit News Office, 4/08/05
- MIT seeks computing revolution - By Robert Weisman, Boston Globe, 4/08/05
- MIT, Quanta cook up devices of tomorrow - By Matt Hines, ZDNet, 4/08/05
- MIT, Taiwanese laptop maker team up to ponder future of computing - Mark Jewell, AP Business Writer, 4/08/05
- MIT Undergraduate Students: Are you interested in working on this project over the Summer? See our 2005 Summer UROP Openings.
- Visit the Quanta Web site