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Intel Kenya, a multinational corporation in computing technology seeded a high-performance computing prototype server developed specifically for students with the aim of catalysing innovation in the ANU School of Science and Technology (ANUSST).

Intel’s Education Director Mr. Mark Matunga identified this prototype as one of the only three servers of its kind worldwide giving ANUSST an early bird exposure to such advanced technology. He cited ANU as one of the highly ranked institutions in computing innovation thus being an obvious preferred location for this prototype.

Prof. Leah Marangu who lauded this action by Intel Kenya Group and termed this as the beginning of a fruitful collaboration that will lead to the development of industry-ready graduates. Prof Marangu said that “Africa now more than ever is ready to take on the world when it comes to innovation and in the technological know-how”. “This is a great boost to our students who are already making their mark in the world through innovation”.

Also present during the presentation was Dr. Stanley Bhebhe – ANU’s incoming Vice-chancellor, Prof. Rodney Reed – Deputy Vice-chancellor, Dr Boniface Ngare – Dean ANNUSST, George Athoye – ICT Director and John Opiyo – Finance Director.

ANU thanks, Intel Group for its consideration of ANU as an appropriate seeding ground. We intend to be ahead of the park in technological advancement and innovation.

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