The CNUCE archival fonds within the S&TDL

On the initiative of the Institute of Informatics and Telematics of CNR and its division (UOS) based in Cosenza, coordinated by the Prof. Guarasci, the digitisation of the large documentation belonging to the Centro Nazionale Universitario di Calcolo Elettronico (CNUCE), the first high performance computing centre serving the Italian scientific research starting from the renowned collaboration with IBM, has begun.
To make cutting-edge technology – calculators and calculator networks – the protagonist of scientific and technological frontier research, the pillar of the collaboration among HPC centres in Italy, and the fulcrum of a solid collaboration between universities and research centres in an integrated way: this was the primary objective of the CNUCE, that put together research and service from its very beginning. The CNUCE was founded in 1965 at the University of Pisa on the initiative of Alessandro Faedo, converted to a CNR Institute in 1974, began an EARN (European Academic Research Network) and Internet node, respectively in 1984 and 1986, but had always remained faithful to its original vocation. Read more