UTCS is pleased to announce that Intel, a long-time partner with the department, has generously donated $70,000 to the University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Science (UTCS) to purchase new machines for the department.
The Intel Lab, located in the basement of ENS, will be used by undergraduate and graduate students to further their understanding in the field of computer science, complete homework and assignments, and perform research. The lab’s Linux workstations utilize the Condor job distribution system, which allows the workstations to process remote-managed research jobs during times when the computers would otherwise be idle. This system provides supercomputing resources to our students and faculty and ensures that the Linux workstations will be fully utilized.
Intel has also generously donated equipment to faculty members Dr. Kristen Grauman, to support her research in computer vision andobject recognition, Dr. Mike Walfish, to support his research in network and distributed systems and security, and Dr. Brent Waters, to support his research in network security and applied cryptography. The equipment will be used to support both the individual labs and the research groups of these faculty. Undergraduate research initiatives will also benefit from the use of the equipment.
To commemorate the opening of the Intel Lab, visitors from Intel toured the lab and Intel's Anthony LaMarca gave a talk on "Enabling personal devices to sense, infer and improve the user life." Anthony is a principal engineer in Intel Lab's Wireless Communication Lab.