CSIRO Computing History

By Robert C BellAugust 12th, 2019

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.

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 (Last updated 18 May 2021).

Updates

Updated: 10 Oct 2022.
Added Sidebar 9, and updated.
Last updated: 29 Nov 2022.
Added Sidebar 10, Csironet Documentation.
12 Apr 2023: Adding last update dates to chapters.

28 Jun 2023 – fixes to links.

24 Oct 2023 – adding glossary
15 Jan 2024 – adding Sidebar 11
Robert C. Bell

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HPSC High Performance Super Computing

(Last updated 26 Oct 2020)

Appendices

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The Last of the First Cover

(Last updated: 28 Feb 2022)

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