GE Healthcare Donates Computer Equipment to Marquette
June 23, 2005
GE Healthcare has donated computer equipment valued at more
than $300,000 to Marquette University to enhance classroom
learning opportunities. 60 computers, 94 monitors and other
new and used equipment will provide Marquette students access
to technology that will help them prepare for careers in hi-tech
fields after graduation.
"GE Healthcare is proud to give back to the local community
where our employees live and work. We are committed to help
develop talent in the community, said Annette Busateri, community
relations manager for GE Healthcare.
In the College of Engineering at Marquette, 30 of the computers
will be wired together to create a high performance computing
cluster. This high speed computing system will be used primarily
as a research tool for a variety of engineering courses.
"This fast computing cluster will help engineering faculty
and students solve ever increasingly complex problems, said
Dr. Lars Olson, associate professor of biomedical engineering
at Marquette. We will use this cluster to make advancements
in wide ranging areas from cardiology to combustion."
The remaining computers have been distributed across campus.
Several of them have been wired together to create another
high performance cluster in the Department of Mathematics,
Statistics and Computer Science's bioinformatics lab, and
others are being used for faculty research. The additional
computers have been used to update departmental networking
Amy Buckley, supply chain manager for GE Healthcare, who
received a Masters of Business Administration from Marquette
in 2002, facilitated the donation.
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