Archive for July 1986

1986

10

Jul

SCS-40 supercomputer installed at SDSC

Scientific Computer Systems (SCS) delivers the first production model of its SCS-40 minisupercomputer SDSC and SCS used the Cray X-MP-48 at SDSC to develop the SCS’s CTSS operating system, utilities and libraries. The new machine, called SCS-40/14 was a single-CPU machine with four megawords of memory. Like the Cray, it had 64-bit word size. With […]

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01

Jul

SDSC, through SDSCNet, becomes first NSF center to have NSFNet access

NSF funds establishment of NSFNet to connect its supercomputing centers. In the mid-1980s, the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded the establishment of NSFNET, a TCP/IP network that initially connected six NSF-funded national supercomputing centers at a data rate of 56 kilobits per second (kbps). NSF subsequently awarded a contract to a partnership of Merit (one […]

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