Correspondence - CSIRAC Computer, Computer Needs at the University of Melbourne, 1959-1960 Document Reg. No: HT 13517 2

File containing correspondence and reports relating to investigations into future computer needs. It includes the following correspondence:

An original and a copy of a report entitled 'Short Statement on Computer Needs at the University of Melbourne', which describes the operating features of the CSIRAC computer and the quantity of hours of operation for the period 1957-1960. The report makes the observations that operating time increased over those 3 years and that the machine will prove inadequate for some future uses. The report outlines the characteristics of a computer to meet future requirements.Both the original and the copy have annotations. Handwritten notes on the original discuss the possibility of sharing use of a new machine with CSIRO.

Letter to Professor Cherry from Geoff Hill regarding an investigation, by the Research Committee of the Professorial Board, into computer needs.

Copy of a letter to the Vice-Chancellor from the Universities Commission regarding an investigation of the computer needs of universities in general.
File containing correspondence and reports relating to investigations into future computer needs.
Correspondence details:
Undated Report 'Short Statement on Computer Needs at the University of Melbourne'. (2 copies)
21/7/59 Geoff Hill to T.M. Cherry - Research committee of the Professorial Board discussing future computer needs.
26/9/60 Australian Universities Commission to G.W. Paton, Vice-Chancellor - Survey of universities' EDP needs.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from University of Melbourne (The) Computer Science & Software Engineering Department
Discipline: Technology

More information

Tagged with: computing, csirac computer, first generation computers, mainframe computers, making history - csirac
Themes this item is part of: Computing Departments at the University of Melbourne, a brief history 1956-1996, CSIRAC Collection, Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: paperwork & documentation
Creator: University of Melbourne (The), Parkville, Victoria, Australia, 1959-1960

Open Access Date: 26 Sep 1960.
User: University of Melbourne (The), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1959-1960

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