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February 5, 2004

IBM donates 20 InteliStations to Digital Technology Center

IBM AUSTIN RESEARCH LABORATORIES have recently donated twenty (20) IBM InteliStation workstations valued at $44,000 to the University of Minnesota Digital Technology Center. Prof. Jaijeet Roychowdhury (Electrical and Computer Engineering) and his students plan to connect these machines together to form a small linux cluster, and to investigate speedups in circuit simulation that can be obtained, easily and cheaply, by using such a cluster. If successful, their experiments will open the way for companies to harness the large numbers of relatively idle workstations they have to solve large circuit simulation problems, which in many cases they cannot solve today on account of lack of computers with enough memory.

IBM, which is also a lifetime member of the DTC's Associates Program, has been a strong and important partner of and contributor to the DTC, its affiliated researchers and programs. Gifts such as these InteliStations provide important resources to DTC researchers to help address important real-world problems in digital technology.