Sun Microsystems appointed David A. Patterson, holder of the E.H. and M.E. Pardee Chair of Computer Science at the University of California at Berkeley, to the position of chief scientist of network storage. Mr. Patterson will participate in the engineering direction of Sun's Network Storage and will be a key contributor in the development of Sun's Intelligent Storage Network(TM) strategy. He was once described by U.S.News & World Report as having "done more in the past 20 years to advance computer design than almost anyone in academia or industry." He will also remain a full-time faculty member at UC Berkeley.