In an effort to foster joint research on high performance computing,
Rice and Compaq Computer Corporation
have entered into an alliance that involves three research projects:
advanced Java compilation (Kennedy)
memory hierarchy management and OpenMP (Kennedy, Cox, Mellor-Crummey,
integer and mixed-integer programming (Cook, Applegate, Bixby).
In addition, there is a major computational facility consisting of forty-eight
Compaq Alpha processors. This partnership is the first step in what is
seen as a much broader collaboration between Rice and Compaq.