By Maijaliisa Burkert on Apr 30, 2009
Last Friday, Colorado State University hosted the grand opening of its new Computer Science Building.
At the event, CSU officials announced that Sun had donated monitors, severs, and other peripherals to help furnish the center with the technology that will enable students to learn the skills necessary to successfully compete in the global economy.
The donation included 30 Sun Fire X4100 servers, 24 Sun Ray monitors, 200 chairs, 30 tables, and 60 cubicles. Darrel Whitley, chairman of the Computer Science Department said that the servers "will be configured into a High Performance Computing cluster to support research and teaching."
According to CSU, Sun has been one of the most generous donors to their program, consistently providing refurbished equipment to the university to enhance the computer science program.
This show of support truly attests to the long-standing history Sun has of supporting students and giving them -- whether it is refurbished equipment or open-source programs -- the tools they need to learn, grow, and succeed.