IBM, KACST ink multi-year deal

18 November 2009

Saudi Arabia's King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) has signed a multi-year agreement with IBM Middle East for the collaboration on advancing machine translation technologies, advancing intellectual property development and establishing a National Women Software Development Centre. According to the agreement, KACST will purchase an IBM Blue Gene supercomputer to enable its researchers to perform complex simulations and computational modelling, while an IBM team will design, construct, and test the machine translation application based on the existing IBM Translation Engine tool.

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