“Opening” for computer

CSIRO Problem In Computer Network

The Canberra Times, 26 August, 1964  

The new C.S.I.R.O. computing research section laboratory at Black Mountain will be officially opened next month.

The laboratory, which contains the £lm. Control Data 3600 computer, will be officially opened by the Chancellor of the Australian National University, Sir John Cockcroft, on September 17.

The computer will be used by the C.S.I.R.O., Government departments and universities.

The opening will be attended by the chairman of the C.S.I.R.O., Sir Frederick White, and representatives of the bodies which will use the computer.

The laboratory will be open for inspection on September 18 and continuous demonstrations of the computer will be given. Films also will be shown at the laboratory.

Ed :

The Commonwealth Government Gazette of April, 1963 invited tenders for the construction of the computer building at Black Mountain; separate tenders were issued form provision of "mechanical services, heating, ventilation and air conditioning plant:, and a CO2 gas manually operated fire extinguishing system.  A later tender was also issued for site preparation The contract was awarded at the end of May at a cost of £135,487 S. D. C. Kennedy & Bird Pty. Ltd., Box 8, Canberra.