San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC)
"One of four original federal supercomputer centers in the country that are engaged in computer R&D, and served vital roles in the development of the internet. With start-up funding from the National Science Foundation the San Diego Supercomputer Center opened in 1985, and became a hub on NSFnet in 1986, along with the other supercomputer centers at Champaign, IL, Ithaca, NY, and Pittsburgh, PA.
The founder, and director of the SDSC for most of its existence is a former nuclear computational expert from the San Diego based defense company General Atomics, which was the parent company of the SDSC. The SDSC is located on the edge of the University of California, San Diego Campus," and while currently it is an organized research unit of the University of California, San Diego, it was managed by General Atomics until only recently.
SDSC also houses the Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA) which "provides tools and analyses promoting the engineering and maintenance of a robust, scalable global Internet infrastructure." CAIDA also receives projects and funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
|December 31, 1984
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