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MIT receives $5.6M grant from Intel's Technology for Education 2000 program

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- MIT will receive $5.6 million in equipment and service over the next three years as part of Intel Corp.'s Technology for Education 2000 program.

"The grant will have a major impact on educational and research computing within MIT and on the use of Pentium-based machines in these activities," said Dean Robert A. Brown of the School of Engineering, principal investigator on the grant.

The award resulted from a proposal to bring Intel computer technology into a number of educational and research projects at MIT. These include undergraduate and graduate educational initiatives in mechanical, chemical, civil and environmental engineering, aeronautics and astronautics that will focus on the use of Intel-based machines.

A major effort will focus on design education in the School of Architecture and the Media Laboratory. Machines also were awarded for the establishment of a large cluster of Pentium-based machines for use in parallel computing research in the Laboratory for Computer Science as well as machines for computational engineering and science for individual investigators in science, engineering and economics and the Sloan School, and for research in the Media Laboratory.

Intel's three-year, $85 million Technology for Education 2000 program is designed to support university research and curriculum development and place personal computers, work stations, servers and networking hardware based on Intel architecture in key research universities throughout the United States.

In February, Intel awarded a $500,000 equipment grant to MIT's Microsystems Technologies Laboratories.

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