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Driving Growth in the Desert

December 20, 2012

Today, the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) and Desert Research Institute (DRI) announced they are partnering with IBM to use the PureSystems family of expert integrated systems for big data analytics and advanced research applications in the state’s higher education system. This will serve as a basis for a new public and private sector collaboration that will drive overall workforce and economic development across the state.

DRI is a nonprofit research campus of the Nevada System of Higher Education. It serves as Nevada’s global laboratory, investigating the effects of natural and human-induced environmental change and advancing environmental technologies aimed at assessing a changing planet. DRI and GOED have been charged with creating a robust, diversified and prosperous economy in Nevada. DRI and GOED plan to use PureData and other products in the PureSystems family to analyze, visualize and model environmental data and improve upon scientific research capabilities in a variety of fields including:

  • Hydrology and water efficiency
  • Atmospheric physics
  • Archaeology
  • Renewable energy

To learn more about this announcement, read the news release.