Making Computing Available

  • Norman Sanders
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 174)


The Computing Centre of the Norwegian Technical University was established in January 1963, with a staff of 1.5 people and a small Danish computer, GIER. By mid-1965, it had grown to a staff of 25 with a large-scale computer, using the computing facilities at night as a service bureau to pay salaries. Training courses were instituted into the established schedule; operations were made highly efficient; real-life applications contributed to a non-academic appreciation of computers; the computing service was spread all across the campus, and many people had a lot of fun.

Key words

University computing computer management training pioneering GIER 

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© International Federation for Information Processing 2005

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  • Norman Sanders

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