UMBC's Computer Center: Facts in Brief

Title

UMBC's Computer Center: Facts in Brief

Description

UMBC�s earliest access to mainframe computing was through telephone connections to a Univac computer at University of Maryland, College Park. In 1981, UMBC Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Walter Jones was presented with an opportunity to acquire a Control Data mainframe computer system called Cyber.� UMBC did not have the $3 million price of the system, and Jones did not expect the state government to pay for the system without incentive to do so. He arranged to rent the computer to diverse clients including the Baltimore City Public Schools to help gain the funds for the computer. By 1985, a new VAX computer was acquired to replace the Cyber. As computers became central to the campus for many purposes, a computer center was established on the third floor of the Social Sciences Building, and this document was produced to publicize the available computing services.

Source

University Publications

Date

9/20/1984

Format

documents; 8.5 x 11 in.

Identifier

UPUB C6-004

Files

http://library.umbc.edu/speccoll/UMBC_50th_Online_Exhibit/50umbctimeline/PDFs/UPUBC6-004.pdf

Tags

Citation

“UMBC's Computer Center: Facts in Brief,” UMBC 50th, accessed November 27, 2022, https://umbc50.omeka.net/items/show/1492.