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Kyoto University's National Convention for Information Processing, "PDP-8 / I" is recognized as a heritage site

"PDP-8 / I" certified by the Information Processing Society of Japan as an information processing technology heritage (saved and exhibited at KCG Kyoto Station School)
President Akira Hasegawa receives a certificate of information processing technology heritage from Chairman Kitsuregawa
President Akira Hasegawa receives a certificate of information processing technology heritage from Chairman Kitsuregawa

The 77th National Convention of the Information Processing Society of Japan (Chairman Yusuke Kitsuregawa) was held on March 17-19, 2015 at the Yoshida Campus, Kyoto University. The Mini Computer “PDP-8 / I” made by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC, USA), which is preserved and exhibited at the KCG Museum (KCG Computer Museum) in front of Kyoto Station, is the “Information Technology Legacy” Was certified.This is the 6th model legacy from our university.In addition, Reiko Hasegawa, Director of KCG, gave a lecture entitled “The Progress of Computer Education Creation and Dissemination”.As a gold sponsor of the tournament, the KCG Group has set up an exhibition booth in the venue, introduced the activities of the KCG museum and group that were first certified in 2008 to the “Distributed Computer Museum” by the academic society, and tours of the museum Conducted and gathered a large number of participants.The faculty and staff acted as a guide and explained the exhibition equipment.

“PDP-8 / I” certified as “Information Technology Heritage” is said to be manufactured in 1971.After being exhibited at the DEC Museum, National Information Research Laboratories, DEC Akiruno Factory, we accepted a request for continued storage of equipment from the Institute, and brought it to the KCG Museum in December 2010, where it began exhibiting for preservation.According to the association, “PDP-8 / I is a model that created the category of mini-computers.It is because the number of preservation is small because the manufacturing company disappears.At the ceremony, Akira Hasegawa, President of KCG, received the certificate.At the KCG Museum, "TOSBAC-3400", "OKITAC 4300C System" (all certified first in Japan in 2008), "NEAC-2206" (2010), "NEAC System 100" (2011) , “MZ-80K” (2012) has been certified.

Hasegawa Gakuin's lecture was attended by many members of the society.Based on the pioneering spirit, KCG has over 50 years of educational activities, and computers are considered to have cultural value, not machines, and the next generation of technologies that support high-growth computers in Japan Episode at that time, such as IDCE (Overseas Computer Education Support Activity), an effort to preserve to inherit, to give used PCs to developing countries, and train local technical instructors We introduced while exchanging.

Overseas computer education support activities (IDCE)
http://www.kcg.ac.jp/school_info/idce.html
KCG Computer Museum
http://www.kcg.ac.jp/museum/computer/index.html

Director Hiragawa Hiragawa gives a lecture entitled
Director Hiragawa Hiragawa gives a lecture entitled "The History of Computer Education Creation and Spread"
Many people participated in the tour tour of the KCG Museum
Many people participated in the tour tour of the KCG Museum

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