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CSU gets $1M stimulus grant to design sturdier computers - Denver Business Journal

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CSU gets $1M stimulus grant to design sturdier computers - Denver Business Journal

Three Colorado State University professors have received $1,042,470 in grants through the federal stimulus program, for work on designing sturdier computer and communications systems that can withstand natural disasters.

The National Science Foundation awarded the grant funds to engineering professors H.J. Siegel, Tony Maciejewski and Arnold Rosenberg.

The three, working with students, are developing “design techniques for building robust and dependable computing and communications systems capable of withstanding major, unexpected disruptions,” CSU said in a statement.

“Information systems are often a heterogeneous mix of machines and networks that experience degraded performance due to such problems as machine failures, changes in workload or other uncertainties,” Siegel, director of the university’s Information Science & Technology Center, said in a statement. “The goal is to bring together researchers and practitioners to collectively investigate the problem of robust computing systems.”

Longmont-based DigitalGlobe Inc. (NYSE: DGI), which supplies Earth images from space, is collaborating with CSU on the project.

Smaller grants for work on the initiative went to the University of Colorado at Boulder ($125,024) and Boulder’s National Center for Atmospheric Research ($31,972).

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