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National Convention of Information Processing Society of Japan held at Kyoto University, "PDP-8/I" was recognized as a heritage, and the tour was a success.

PDP-8/I
PDP-8/I" recognized as a Heritage of Information Processing Technology by the Information Processing Society of Japan (preserved and exhibited at KCG Kyoto Station School)
Akira Hasegawa, Chairman of the Board of Directors, receives a certificate of Information Technology Heritage from Chairman Kitsuregawa.
Akira Hasegawa, Chairman of the Board of Directors, receives a certificate of Information Technology Heritage from Chairman Kitsuregawa.

The 77th National Convention of the Information Processing Society of Japan (Chairman: Mr. Masaru Kitsuregawa) was held on March 17-19, 2015 at the Yoshida Campus of Kyoto University. The minicomputer "PDP-8/I" manufactured by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC, USA), which is preserved and exhibited by Kyoto College of Computer Science (KCGI) and Kyoto Computer Gakuin (KCG) at the KCG Museum in Kyoto Station, was recognized as a "Heritage of Information Processing Technology" by the society.This will be the sixth aircraft legacy from the University.In addition, Ms. Yasuko Hasegawa, Dean of KCG gave a lecture titled "History of Creation and Spread of Computer Education".KCG Group, as a gold sponsor of the conference, set up an exhibition booth in the venue and introduced the KCG Museum, which was recognized as "Distributed Computer Museum" by the society for the first time in Japan in 2008, and the activities of the group.A faculty member acted as a guide and explained about the equipment on display.

The PDP-8/I, recognized as a "Heritage of Information Processing Technology," is said to have been manufactured in 1971.After being exhibited at the DEC Museum in DEC's Akiruno Plant and at the National Institute of Informatics, we accepted a request from the institute to continue storing the equipment and brought it to the KCG Museum in December 2010 for preservation and exhibition.As a reason for its approval, the Society stated, "The PDP-8/I is the model that created the category of mini-computers.It is because "the number of preservation is small because the manufacturing company disappeared.At the certification ceremony, Akira Hasegawa, President of KCG, received the certificate.So far, "TOSBAC-3400", "OKITAC 4300C System" (all of which were certified as the first in Japan in 2008), "NEAC-2206" (2010), "NEAC System 100" (2011), and "MZ-80K" (2012) have been certified at KCG Museum.

President Hasegawa's lecture was attended by many members of the society.He also introduced the history of KCG's educational activities for more than 50 years based on the pioneer spirit, the efforts to preserve the computers used in the university to pass on the technology that supported Japan's rapid economic growth to the next generation, and the IDCE (Overseas Computer Education Support Activity) that sends used computers to developing countries and trains local technical instructors.

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

President Yasuko Hasegawa gives a lecture titled
President Yasuko Hasegawa gives a lecture titled "The History of Computer Education Creation and Dissemination.
A large number of people participated in the tour of the KCG Museum
A large number of people participated in the tour of the KCG Museum

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