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History of Nordic Computing 3

Volume 350 of the series IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology pp 453-461

Research Directions Profile in the Computing Museum of the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia (IMCS)

  • Rihards BalodisAffiliated withInstitute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia
  • , Juris BorzovsAffiliated withInstitute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia
  • , Inara OpmaneAffiliated withInstitute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia
  • , Andrejs SkujaAffiliated withInstitute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia
  • , Evija ZiemeleAffiliated withInstitute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia

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Abstract

The article describes the development of information technology in Latvia, in IMCS, to the middle of the 1990s. The history of IMCS represents the usage of computers in typical computing centers in the former Soviet Union and the transformation from computing center to research institution. It also represents Latvian collaboration with the Nordic countries that provided political, scientific, and technological support. Historical documents, computer parts, and photos are collected in the Computer Museum of IMCS.

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Computing museum history of computing technology Latvia research institute