Accession Number : ADA185486
Title : DoD-University Instrumentation Program FY 85.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jan 85-28 Feb 87,
Corporate Author : NEW MEXICO UNIV ALBUQUERQUE DEPT OF MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Personal Author(s) : Steinberg, Stanly ; Kyner, W T ; Gibson, Archie G
PDF Url : ADA185486
Report Date : 05 May 1987
Pagination or Media Count : 19
Abstract : This grant consisted of two parts: the installation of a Local Area Network and the installation of a network of four graphics workstations. The Local Area Network (LAN) was operational in June of 1986. The department has about 25 terminals connected to the network. Most of the terminals are located in the offices of the faculty and graduate students, with a few in a joint-use equipment room. The response is that this has greatly improved the departmental computing environment. In addition, 7 faculty members have been given microcomputers by the university of New Mexico and these have been connected to the LAN. This configuration seems to provide an excellent computing environment. Some of the faculty have found that current microcomputers are too small and have too little software, so the University will hopefully replace some of these with more powerful micros, which will also be connected to the LAN. This network has and will continue to have a substantial impact on the research and teaching in the department. However, there is no easy way to verify this except through the informal reports of the people using the system. The network of workstations was operational in August of 1985. The network of workstation consists of four Sun-2/160 minicomputers; each has a tape and disk drive. These are connected via an ethernet, which is connected to the university CDCN. The Sun workstations have been upgraded to Sun-3 class workstations; three of the workstations have 4-megabyte memories while one has a 8-megabyte memory; one has floating point accelerator.
Descriptors : *COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, *COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, DISKS, DRIVES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MICROCOMPUTERS, MICROCOMPUTERS, NETWORKS, STATIONS, FLOATING POINT OPERATION
Subject Categories : Computer Systems
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE