August 28, 2001
Intel Corporation and Carnegie Mellon University are forming a research laboratory that will employ 25 to 30, conducting research for the "next generation of computer data storage," according to an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Mahadev Satyanarayanan, CMU's Carnegie Group Professor of Computer Science, will head laboratory. Pradeep Khosla, ECE Department Head and Philip and Marsha Dowd Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Robotics, said the Intel lab will focus on data storage, one of the university's research strengths. Researchers will develop software that can react to new information, make the information available to other computers, and store data in tiny computers that may appear everywhere from cars to in the walls of buildings.
The laboratory will temporarily sit above the Uni-Mart at the corner of Forbes Avenue and South Craig Street with preliminary plans to locate it in a new research building at the west edge campus in Panther Hollow. Intel is also establishing university-affiliated centers near the University of Washington, Seattle, and the University of California at Berkeley.