Yahoo! Donates 480 Servers to UT Arlington

Video Credit: UT Arlington 

Yahoo! Labs delivered 480 computer servers to the UT Arlington College of Engineering on Wednesday, June 24, to further research led by mechanical engineering professor Dereje Agonafer into more efficient systems for cooling essential network equipment.

“We cannot express how excited we are to finally receive these servers,” Agonafer said. “Many students have been anxiously waiting to receive this donation and explore new possibilities in research.”

Students gathered in the computer lab to explain the progress made in research since the last donation of 250 servers from Yahoo representatives. The meeting was sealed with a handshake between Don McGillen, Yahoo Academic Partnership Team lead, and Agonafer.

The contribution makes UT Arlington the largest Yahoo! server installation at an academic institution in the nation, company officials said.

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