IBM donates $2.2 million to UCSD

IBM donated a $2.2 million computer mainframe system to UC San Diego for use at a new digital media center on campus, it was announced Tuesday.

The IBM System Z mainframe will be used at the university’s new Center for Next-Generation Digital Media, according to UCSD.

Using the sophisticated computer system, the center will develop the next generation of virtual worlds, multiple player online games and high- fidelity digital cinema, university officials said.