Photos: Earth sciences at Stanford

Photos: Earth sciences at Stanford

Summary: Sun Microsystems luminaries help unveil Stanford University's new Computational Earth and Environmental Science (CEES) center, which Sun helped establish.

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  • Inauguration

    CEES Director Jerry Harris (center) helps inaugurate CEES on Tuesday. As he put it, the center is about "computer-driven science and science-driven computer design," meaning that CEES partners from industry and government will be able to learn from its work on how to improve the computational efficiencies of their own systems.

  • Combined disciplines

    Stanford President John Hennessy (left) with CEES Director Jerry Harris said that the center "will advance scientific computing by combining both disciplines."

  • No Al Gore

    Scott McNealy jokes during a commemorative speech at the opening of CEES, which was conceived of 18 months ago by Sun and Stanford researchers, that "if I may have an Al Gore-ish moment, we invented community development" referring to the open-source developer community that now thrives around Linux. "We believe the network is the computer in an open and sharing way."

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