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Computing & Software Industry Opportunities

CAC partners with computing and software industry leaders. Potential benefits to partners include:

  • Reference to partner technologies by CAC in briefings to enterprise and public sector customers
  • Reference conference calls with partner customers (pre-sales support)
  • Scalability and performance testing of partner technologies
  • Product feedback from a diverse user base, including public sector and private industry
  • White papers
  • Press releases
  • Web-site visibility
  • Technology demonstrations at partner venues and/or industry trade shows
  • High-performance computing systems or applications consulting, including parallel computing
  • Training and education
  • Technology licensing
  • Partners may reside on-site at Cornell for short-term or long-term collaborations. IBM, Stratus Technologies, and RunTime Computing are among the companies that have taken advantage of this benefit
  • Priority status for teaming on proposals to federal agencies or private industry
  • Opportunities to make gifts to CAC or Computing and Information Science, including its new building initiative which will be the hub of Cornell's information campus and computer science education

Major partnerships may focus on emerging technologies or target specific industry verticals or the broader IT market. Check out CAC Member benefits to get an idea of the breadth and depth of CAC's capabilities. CAC has a track record of firsts with the IT industry.

Examples of industry leaders who have been CAC partners include:

Partners provide cash, equipment or software to CAC. These grants may be in-kind gifts; memberships with benefits; or, in the case of collaborations whose goal is to develop new intellectual property or multi-year, major partnerships, Cornell Office of Sponsored Programs agreements.

Many partner projects are under Non-Disclosure Agreements. Others, are public in nature.

CAC actively participates in IT technology surveys and its opinion is respected by analysts at leading IT research companies such as Gartner and IDC

Here's what some of our partners are saying about CAC:

"CAC's research could ultimately save lives through scientific breakthroughs and help advance a standards-based approach to supercomputing for many more organizations."
         - Michael Dell, CEO

"Cornell University’s Center for Advanced Computing is playing an important leadership role in Windows Server-based high-performance computing."
      - Senior VP, Windows Division

Petabyte storage is not a new phenomenon. However, what is revolutionary is the requirement to immediately access large amounts of data. "Working with partners Microsoft and Cornell, Unisys engineers aim to decrease data retrieval time by four orders of magnitude over existing petabyte storage systems."
    - Director of High Performance Computing


Partner Contact

Companies interested in exploring a partnership relationship with CAC or Cornell faculty should contact Paul Redfern, Assistant Director, Strategic Partnerships, via Email or cell 607-227-1865.