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40th Anniversary of Information Technology at UH
1970's TIMELINE
 
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UH Information Technology milestones, events, or notables.
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1970
UH/ALOHA System installed (and thus modern networking was invented).
User Base: 2,000 (Dan Arashiro, 1980)
March
IBM 2501 Self-Service Card Reader installed. Card Reader pic
May
Kent State Massacre - May 4th
1971
UHSCC name changed to UH Computing Center.
 
Walter Yee becomes UHCC director.
 
April
APL installed: 16 concurrent users
October
TSO installed: 14 concurrent users
1972
M*A*S*H television show debuts. - September 17th
1973
April
HP 2000 installed - 16 ports, single CPU system with a single 10MB disk. First users are ICS and CBA students accessing the system through Teletype Model 33 Terminals printing at 10 cps. HP2000 pic1, pic2
July
Users are warned about unauthorized and improper use of facilities. Specifically mentioned is that users have maliciously altered IBM system software residing on disk and in core, causing hangups and improper operation of the operating system.
1974
George Ariyoshi elected to first term as governor.
August
Nixon announces resignation. - August 8th
December
IBM 370/158 replaces 360/65
1975
Aloha Stadium opens.
September
COMM-PRO is installed on the 3705 Communications Controller to allow ASCII terminals to connect to APL and TSO. It allows access to either system from any of 3 pools of dialup lines. Speeds are 10 cps or 30 cps (~100 or 300 baud). There are a total of 25 dialup lines. - September 15 3705 pic
November
UHCC is moved from HIG to the newly renovated Keller Hall 1st floor. - November 1
HP2000 upgraded to 32 port access, dual CPU with RJE link to the IBM 370. Later augmented with 66MB additional disk storage.
User Base: 8,000 (Dan Arashiro, 1980)
1976
January
Computer based Education Terminal Fair held on second and third floors of Keller Hall emphasizes use of computers in education. This becomes an annual event known as the UHCC Computer Fair.
May
Dr. Donald Bitzer of the University of Illinois at Urbana comes to talk about PLATO, the system known for its plasma terminal, "an innovative graphic-pictorial terminal which allows dynamic displays."
September
Michael Okuda is hired as a UHCC student assistant. His first project is to produce a slide show, "Using the 029 Keypunch Machine." Michael went on the work as the scenic artist and the technical advisor for the Star Trek movie and T.V. series. Keypunch pic
1977
March
UHCC classes are video taped for the first time at HCC T.V. studio to make classes available to make classes available to those who couldn't attend the live sessions.
April
Leeward CC brings an IMSAI 8080 Microcomputer to the annual UHCC Computer Fair. - April 5-6
May
UH Gains access to 4 ports on U. of Illinois' PLATO System.
June
Keller 202 opens as a new time sharing room.
July
A vending machine is obtained for the Keller lobby where 100 cards are sold for 30 cents thus ending free distribution of key punch cards.
November
IBM 7040 retired.
IBM MVS Operating System installed
December
PLATO access increased to 8 ports
Manoa faculty senate establishes an adhoc committee on computer policy
1978
April
First Gandalf Private Automatic Computer eXchange (PACX) (128 X 128) Installed. - April 9-15
July
HP2000, IBM370/158, and BCC 500 (a system operated by the EE department) lines are re-routed to PACX. - July 23
IBM 1401 retired.
August
TSO -- up to 40 concurrent users.
October
The BCC 500 is opened up for general UH users.
December
State Budget and Finance denies budget request for a new timesharing system.
1979
UH joins Western Athletic Conference (WAC).
January
PLATO up to 16 ports
March
During busy periods all IBM system readers (card readers, TSO submits, and RJE readers) are temporarily halted due to max jobs in queues.
Annual Computer Fair is cancelled; IBM and HP2000 systems are considered too busy to encourage new users.
December
KauaiCC begins to access UHCC through a 10 port multiplexor (8 async, 2 sync)

 

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