The Wall Street Journal had an article yesterday on an anticipated announcement from Intel and Microsoft for "plans to fund research on new programming techniques," particularly in regards to multicore chips. According to the article, more than 20 institutions submitted proposals and the winning one came from the University of California, Berkeley. The funding is "expected to total $2 million annually for five years," the story says.

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