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Intel joins hands with IIIT

May 13, 2004 19:50 IST

Intel India has joined hands with Indian Institutes of Information Technology at Bangalore and Roorkee to set up the first PlanetLab test-bed in India.

A virtual laboratory to develop Internet services, PlanetLab test bed is a globally distributed test bed for developing, deploying and accessing planetary-scale network services, an Intel statement said.

Intel and the research institutes will investigate the performance of the protocols, the statement added.

"PlanetLab creates a virtual laboratory that researchers around the world can use to develop novel internet services, while at the same time exploring how to evolve the net to better support continued innovation," Vice President (Corporate Technology Group), Intel Corporation, Frank Spindler, said.

With Thursday's announcement, India will play a role in developing a new class of services that were distributed on the Web, he said.

With regular communication flow between the global PlanetLab infrastructure and the Indian counterpart, many services from the sub-continent will finally migrate into the global infrastructure, it said.

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