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California State University, Sacramento

Posted: January 26, 2000

H-P Energizes Lab With Innovative New Server

Hewlett-Packard has overhauled the Advanced Workstation Lab at California State University, Sacramento with the donation of an N-Class Unix computer server and 14 advanced Unix workstations. The gift is valued at $173,000.

With the new equipment, students will get hands-on experience with the latest software for designing integrated circuits and microprocessors, and for studying computer design and organization. These projects require high-end servers and workstations using the Unix operating system.

About 200 students from the CSUS College of Engineering and Computer Science use the lab each year for class projects.

The $50,000 N-Class server is H-P's latest midrange server. It was developed for both computer design applications and business functions such as e-commerce, and has been highly praised since its introduction last April. It can be expanded with additional processors, which CSUS plans to do in coming years.

CSUS has a long and mutually beneficial partnership with H-P dating back more than two decades. Last semester, for instance, the company donated 16 advanced workstations worth $200,000. In addition to direct equipment donations and support, H-P periodically provides employees to teach part-time at the University, and H-P hires large numbers of CSUS graduates.

The most recent grant was made possible through the efforts of CSUS computer science professor Benham Arad.

More information is available by contacting the CSUS public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.


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