Cisco donates 10 super servers to Va. schools
- By Daniel Keegan
- Jun 16, 2000
Cisco Systems Inc. on Thursday donated more than $500,000 worth of super
computer servers to Virginia's Regional Academic Governor's Schools.
Sue Keith, the public-sector director at Cisco, said she decided to make
the donation because "the place where changes are being made is in the schools.
The Governor's Schools in particular are helping to drive the high-tech
Keith and Lieutenant Governor John Hager were at the announcement of the
donation Thursday at the Governor's School in Richmond.
The state's 11 Governor's Schools are magnet schools for exceptional high
school students. The servers will be used for four programs: pre-engineering,
fine arts, mathematics and robotics.
"It's all about the students; this is not about Cisco," Keith said. "This
is so students can be better employees and better college students with
The 10 Silicon Graphics Inc. Challenge XL servers are three years old and
became surplus as the company bought new ones, Keith said. Before being
given to the schools, the servers were inspected to ensure that they work
properly and were loaded with the proper software.