Intel donation to the Cornell Institute of Computational Science and Engineering
Intel has donated 30 Xeon X5650 chips to the computing facilities of Cornell's Institute for Computational Science and Engineering (ICSE).
This constitutes a value of ~$30,000. Using matching funds from Cornell's Center for Materials Research (an NSF-funded MRSEC), these chips were used to create fifteen 12-core machines (or 180 processors).
This brings to ~250, the number of Intel-donated processors dedicated to ICSE's research endeavors in high-performance computing.