What happened to Csironet, and why?
Dr Robert Bell1
1CSIRO Information Management and Technology, VIC, Australia
By the mid-1980s, Csironet had a staff of 150 and provided access to 53 host computers and services through a network with 150 basic nodes across and outside Australia. In 1984, it acquired one of the leading supercomputers of its day, and was facilitating CSIRO’s computational science and providing services to several government departments.
By the early 1990s, it had all gone.
This talk will outline some of the key steps in the demise, and some of the key lessons for other computing service providers.
Bio to come.