Red Hat Delivers Grant To Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science

Tue Sep 1, 2009 9:00am EDT

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Partnership Creates Open Source Computer Laboratory
CHICAGO--(Business Wire)--
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions,
today announced that it has gifted a grant to Carnegie Mellon University`s
School of Computer Science (SCS) to create a state-of-the-art, open source
computer laboratory. The laboratory, which will be officially dedicated later
this year, will be available to all students, faculty and staff to promote the
development and use of free and open source software. 

"The School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon is one of the foremost
computer science institutions in the world and Red Hat is proud to partner with
them in the creation of an open source computer lab," said Michael Cunningham,
executive vice president at Red Hat. "The need for an open source software lab
came from an overwhelming demand from students and faculty and Red Hat's
involvement is a natural extension of our company's historical involvement in
the education arena." 

The computer lab has 60 workstations installed with Fedora and Red Hat
Enterprise Linux, will be open 24 hours, seven days a week and is housed in the
School for Computer Science's newly constructed Gates Center for Computer

"We couldn't be happier about our partnership with Red Hat and we are thankful
for their generous contribution that will make the computer lab a reality," said
Greg Kesden, SCS director of undergraduate laboratories. "We are dedicated to
giving students full exposure to the complete spectrum of modern computer
science development practices and we wanted to ensure that open source
methodologies had a central presence in both our curriculum and in our new

Previously, the School for Computer Science had a small Linux Lab which held 15
machines. The demand on the lab had outstripped its capacity, oftentimes with
four students sharing each workstation. Representatives from the Fedora Project,
a Red Hat-sponsored and community-supported open source collaboration project,
met with SCS faculty and staff during Red Hat's annual University Tour and
identified the demand for a gathering space dedicated to open source software. 

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