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KCG becomes "Distributed Computer Museum

First to be recognized by the Information Processing Society of Japan! 

The group's computers that have been used for education, practice, and research for more than 45 years since its founding were recognized as the first "Distributed Computer Museum" in Japan by the Information Processing Society of Japan on Monday, March 2, 2009.At the certificate awarding ceremony held at the auditorium of the Japan Pavilion of the National Museum of Nature and Science (7-20 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo), the museum was recognized as having "one of the most valuable collections in Japan, preserving a large number of computers used for education, general-purpose computers, minicomputers, office computers, personal computers, and peripheral devices since its founding in 1963.At the same time, the OKITAC 4300C system and TOSBAC 3400, both of which are preserved in the museum, were designated as "Certified Equipment" of the "Heritage of Information Processing Technology.In the future, KCG will consider ways to make it available to the general public at all times.

The TOSBAC 3400, which has been certified as a "Heritage of Information Processing Technology," was developed based on the KT Pilot, Japan's first microprogrammable control computer.Dr. Hiroshi Hagiwara, former director of the KCG Institute for Informatics and the first dean of KCGI, Japan's first IT professional graduate school, was in charge of the basic design of the KT Pilot and software development when he was a professor at Kyoto University's Faculty of Engineering, and developed the "TOSBAC 3400" together with the current Toshiba Corporation.

With the rapid evolution of computer technology, the transition of information processing equipment also rapidly developed.Similar to the purpose of the Information Processing Society of Japan's establishment of the new accreditation system, Tohoku University believes that it is necessary to preserve and utilize technologies and products that have important significance and should be passed on to the next generation.For this reason, we plan to provide many people with opportunities to see these valuable computers that have played an active role in education over the past 45 years.First of all, we are planning to hold an exhibition in our school building soon to commemorate the certification.