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MIT Project Athena

A Model for Distributed Campus Computing

  • 1st Edition - May 15, 1991
  • Author: Bozzano G Luisa
  • Language: English
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 1 - 4 8 3 2 - 9 6 8 1 - 4

A hands-on account of the design, implementation, and performance of Project Athena.Based on thousands of pages of reports and the author's own experience, this important book lets… Read more

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A hands-on account of the design, implementation, and performance of Project Athena.


Based on thousands of pages of reports and the author's own experience, this important book lets you in on the design, implementation, and performance of Project Athena - now a production system of networked workstations that is replacing time-sharing (which MIT also pioneered) as the preferred model of computing at MIT. The book is organized in four parts, covering management, pedagogy, technology, and administration. Appendixes describe deployment of Project Athena systems at five other schools, provide guidelines for installation, and recommend end-user policies.