The computer science research network CSNET: a history and status report

@article{Comer1983TheCS,
  title={The computer science research network CSNET: a history and status report},
  author={Douglas Comer},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
  year={1983},
  volume={26},
  pages={747-753}
}
  • D. Comer
  • Published 1983
  • Computer Science
  • Commun. ACM
In 1981, the National Science Foundation started a five-year project totaling nearly $5 million to construct a computer science research network, CSNET, connecting all groups engaged in computer science research. For an NSF division with an annual budget of $25 million, the award represents an unusual commitment to a single project; only a handful of such large awards have been made. What is CSNET? Why is it receiving such attention? How will it benefit the community? When will it be completed… Expand
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