These pages attempt to give some of the history of CSIRO’s use of computing in its research, focussing mainly on the large shared systems and services.
Updated: 10 Oct 2022.
Added Sidebar 9, and updated.
Last updated: 29 Nov 2022.
Added Sidebar 10, Csironet Documentation.
Robert C. Bell
These pages attempt to give some of the history of CSIRO’s use of computing in its research, focussing mainly on the large shared systems and services. The pages do not cover the myriad applications that were run on the systems through the era, although the book “The Last of the First” does have extensive accounts of applications run on CSIRAC.
See the page for an entry to Computer Museums.
Sidebar 1: The start of on-line data and the management of shared storage
Sidebar 2: The start of the on-line network
Sidebar 3: Recollections of CSIRO CRS/DCR/Csironet staff
Sidebar 4: Applications Software
Sidebar 5: eResearch Collaboration Projects
Sidebar 6: Robert Bell personal computing history
Sidebar 7: Data-intensive computing, cherax, ruby, HSM, DMF and the Scientific Computing Data Store – a retrospective
Sidebar 8: CDC Cybers, operating systems, utilities and manuals; Cray
Sidebar 9: CSIRO Divisional Computing
Sidebar 10: Csironet Documentation