and mathematics to help us do a better job in synthesis and integration of that information.”

Mr. Goldin agreed that data challenges are imminent for Hawaii. He added that he had been asked to estimate the minimum data capacities for the state, and had answered that 100 megabits of capacity should be provided for every home in Hawaii, and 1-10 gigabits for scientific research and business research. “These are absolutely mandatory thresholds,” he said, “if you want to have a high-tech industry that’s stable and grows.” In addition, he said, the computer science capacity and supportive technologies at UH are not sufficient. He suggested a war chest of at least $10 million to $20 million to hire the best people and upgrade the infrastructure.

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