Welcome to the Industry-Academia Partnership

The Industry-Academia Partnership (IAP) is an association addressing the future needs of the data center and cloud in multicore compute, storage and networking. The IAP fosters R&D and innovation that support the future data center and cloud by bringing together industry and university partners in pursuit of some common data center themes in multicore processors, hyperscale servers, orchestration software, storage and networking.

Cutting edge collaborative projects are underway in all aspects of cloud computing. For examples, please see Projects.

The IAP also hosts workshops open to students on university campuses with presentations by experts from academia and industry, and student poster sessions. These are convenient venues for researchers to get together and discuss their work and spark new ideas and activities.

The IAP Board of Advisors includes:

  • Professor Krste Asanović, UC Berkeley,
  • Professor David Brooks, Harvard University,
  • Professor Christos Kozyrakis, Stanford University,
  • Professor Arvind Krishnamurthy, University of Washington,
  • Professor José Martínez, Cornell University,
  • Professor Onur Mutlu, CMU and ETH Zurich,
  • Professor Daniel Sanchez, MIT.

For post-event summaries and photos of previous Workshops, including testimonials by several attendees, please see Events. Remarks by Professor Christos Kozyrakis at a recent Stanford IAP Workshop, regarding the value of IAP participation is here.

Our News page has recent research results in the press, as well as copies of our quarterly Newsletter, which highlights significant technical publications and presentations at major academic conferences.