The Kentucky Register


PUBLISHED QUARTERLY BY UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY COMPUTING CENTER


JULY 1964       VOL I, ISSUE 2

Photo of new computer room under construction

READY AND WAITING

The 7040 room, as you can see in the photo, is nearly ready for its heralded tenant. Long before the next issue of THE REGISTER is published the IBM 7040 will have been installed and will be humming away, pushing the University of Kentucky Computing Center into the big leagues among university data processing facilities. One can readily see from the list elsewhere in this publication, of scientific projects recently initiated in the Computing Center, that there is little doubt of the need for the high speed data processing capabilities this piece of equipment will bring to the university.

Photo of new programmers' cubicles

NEAT

In an effort to get the most out of the available space and eliminate the distraction caused by the steady flow of people to and from the Computing Center, we have enclosed each of the programmers' desks in its own compact cubicle. The accompanying photo shows the new look in the hall outside the 1410 room. One student programmer occupies each small but efficient compartment. The computing center staff now occupy the officies across from the 7040 room.

UNESCO FELLOWS VISIT CENTER

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GRANT AVAILABLE FOR COMPUTER RESEARCH IN HUMANITIES

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DIRECTOR INVITED BY STANFORD AND TEXAS UNIVERSITIES

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THE UNIVERSITY BREAKS ALL PREVIOUS RECORDS

The faculty, staff, and students at the university have broken all previous records in the use of the center's equipment, using a total of 16,673 hours of machine time compared to the previous record of 13,010 hours during 1962-63. Two departments in the College of Arts and Sciences were the top users in 1963-64. Mathematics and Astronomy used 2976 hours, followed by the Physics Department with 1290 hours.

More detailed statistics on the utilization of equipment will be included in our next issue.

COMPUTING CENTER PERSONNEL CHANGES

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Miss Anna Bradshaw, formerly employed at the Nicholasville Elementary School is replacing Mrs. Worth as secretary to the director. She will also serve as receptionist for visitors to the center.

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COMPUTING CENTER PROJECTS

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