IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.) has about 400,000 members in 160 countries including the United States.＝The delegation, including Mr. David Alan Greer, President of the Computer Society (CS) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and Mr. Kazuo Furukawa, former President of the Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ), visited the Kyoto Station Satellite of the Kyoto College of Graduate Institute of Information (KCGI) and the Kyoto Station School of Kyoto Computer Gakuin (KCG) on Friday, July 24, and toured the KCGMuseum, which preserves and exhibits valuable computer equipment and has been certified as the first "Distributed Computer Museum" in Japan by IPSJ.
The group looked around at five models of the Society's "Information Processing Technology Heritage and Certified Equipment," including the TOSBAC-3400 and the OKITAC-4300C System, and took pictures of them with cameras.Mr. Gurria said, "It is wonderful to see the historical transition of Japanese technology," and Mr. Furukawa said, "I would like to thank you for preparing the museum for future generations to see.
The group visited the museum as an event of the COMPSAC International Conference (sponsored by IEEE-CS, July 22-26) held at Kyoto Terrsa in Kyoto City.The following people also visited.
Mr. Yoshiki Shimoma, Secretary General, Information Processing Society of Japan
Yuji Oie, Director and Professor, Kyushu Institute of Technology
Katsuo Ikeda, Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University and Former Director, Kyoto Institute of Advanced Technology
Hisao Okabe, Professor, Center for Academic Computing and Media Studies, Kyoto University