The Centers for Disease Control and prevention will equip its new emergency operations center with 229 computers from Dell, the CDC said Monday.

The center is expected to open next fall and will be the CDC’s primary emergency center. It is being designed to help the CDC track and respond to disease outbreaks and other emergencies.

The computers will be purchased by the CDC Foundation, using a $3.9 million gift from the Marcus Foundation. Dell also offered some $180,000 in discounts.

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