Quanta Computer, Inc. and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announce TParty Project

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Quanta Computer, Inc. and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announce TParty Project
Pictured above: CSAIL Director Rodney Brooks, Quanta Chairman and CEO Barry Lam, and CSAIL Co-Director Victor Zue at the signing

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.

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