History

1966. 12. Completed Computer Branch Bldg.
1967. 3. Introduced HIPAC-103 System as the 1st computer
1975. 12. Reorganized to Data Station, and introduced HITAC-8250 System
1976. 4. Connected with Super-computing Center of Univ. of Tokyo, and started remote batch service
1976. 7. Connected with Mito Campus, and started remote batch service
1986. 3. Reorganized to the Information Processing Center. Introduced HITAC M-240H System (TSS processing started)
1986. 4. Joined the inter-college network, N-1
1989. 2. Renewed to HITAC M-660H
1993. 3. Renewed to HITAC M-660L
1994. 3. Constructed Campus Information Network (FDDI), changed N-1 to SINET, and connected with SINET (Tsukuba Univ. Node) in 64kbps, with Mito Campus in 192kbps, with Ami Campus in 64kbps by fast digital exclusive lines
1995. 5. Changed the speed of three fast digital exclusive lines to 1.5Mbps
1997. 3. Renewed the computer system (HITAC SR2201 parallel computing server?CHITAC H-9000s, etc.)
1998. 4. Reorganization to the Information Processing Center
1999. 3. Renewed Campus Information Network (Gigabit switching backbone and ATM switching), and renewed the computer system (Hitachi SR2201 parallel computing server, SGI Origin2000 fast computing server, Compaq Alpha Servers 4100/1200)
1999. 4. Connected with University Middle School in 128kbps
1999. 12. Changed Hitachi-Mito connection to 3Mbps, and Hitachi-SINET connection to 6Mbps (ATM). Also connected with the Center for Water Environment Studies (CWES) in 64kbps through INS64.
2000. 5. Connected with University Primary School in 128kbps
2000. 9. Connected with University School for Physically Handicapped in 128kbps
2001. 8. Changed inter-campus connections to 100Mbps Ethernet
2001. 10. Connected withUniversity Middle School in 1.5Mbps
2001. 11. Connected with SINET in 100Mbps Ethernet
2002. 2. Connected with University Primary School and University School for Physically Handicapped in 1.5Mbps
2003. 3. Center HQ moved to Integrated Research Bldg., and renewed the computer system (Sun Fire V880 Servers?CSun Blade2000 etc.?j
2003. 11. Changed the connection with CWES to 512kbps Ethernet
2004. 8. Changed the connection with CWES to 2Mbps Ethernet
2005. 7. Reorganization to the Center for Information Technology, as a part of the Integrated Media Bureau of the University.