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== Starlink Site openings ==

|| Opened || Site || Computer ||
|| 1979 Dec || RAL || 780 ||
|| 1980 Jan || ROE, RGO || 780, 780 (RGO transferred to CAM 90/4) ||
|| Feb || Cambridge, UCL || 780, 780 ||
|| Jul || Manchester || 780 ||
|| 1982 Mar || Durham || 750 ||
|| Oct || Birmingham || 750 ||
|| 1984 Nov || Leicester || 750 ||
|| 1985 Mar || Jodrell Bank || 780 at MAN moved to JOD, new 750 at MAN ||
|| 1986 Apr || St Andrews || microVAX ||
|| May || Preston || microVAX ||
|| Sep || Southampton || microVAX ||
|| 1987 Feb || Cardiff || microVAX ||
|| Jun || QMC || microVAX ||
|| Aug || Keele || microVAX ||
|| Nov || Oxford || microVAX ||
|| Dec || Armagh, Belfast || microVAX ||
|| 1988 Feb || Database (RAL) || microVAX ||
|| 1989 Oct || ICSTM || microVAX (first DECstation at RAL) ||
|| 1990 Mar || RAL || split into 2 clusters: Project (PRO) and Astrophysics (RAL) ||
|| Apr || RGO || closed (moved to CAM) ||
|| May || Sussex || microVAX ||
|| Sep || Kent || microVAX ||
|| Oct || Hatfield || microVAX ||
|| 1993 Aug || Liverpool || ||
|| Dec || Glasgow || ||
|| 1994 May || MRAO || now regarded as a separate User centre from CAM ||
|| Oct || Sheffield || ||
|| 1995 Oct || Bristol || ||
|| 1997 Oct || Leeds ? || ||

Starlink Site openings

Opened

Site

Computer

1979 Dec

RAL

780

1980 Jan

ROE, RGO

780, 780 (RGO transferred to CAM 90/4)

Feb

Cambridge, UCL

780, 780

Jul

Manchester

780

1982 Mar

Durham

750

Oct

Birmingham

750

1984 Nov

Leicester

750

1985 Mar

Jodrell Bank

780 at MAN moved to JOD, new 750 at MAN

1986 Apr

St Andrews

microVAX

May

Preston

microVAX

Sep

Southampton

microVAX

1987 Feb

Cardiff

microVAX

Jun

QMC

microVAX

Aug

Keele

microVAX

Nov

Oxford

microVAX

Dec

Armagh, Belfast

microVAX

1988 Feb

Database (RAL)

microVAX

1989 Oct

ICSTM

microVAX (first DECstation at RAL)

1990 Mar

RAL

split into 2 clusters: Project (PRO) and Astrophysics (RAL)

Apr

RGO

closed (moved to CAM)

May

Sussex

microVAX

Sep

Kent

microVAX

Oct

Hatfield

microVAX

1993 Aug

Liverpool

Dec

Glasgow

1994 May

MRAO

now regarded as a separate User centre from CAM

Oct

Sheffield

1995 Oct

Bristol

1997 Oct

Leeds ?

Starlink Milestones

1978

Panel on Astronomical Image and Data Processing (Disney) set up by Astronomy II committee of SRC. Its report (Jul 79) led to Starlink.

1979

SRC approved setting up of Starlink.

First meeting of SAG (Scientific Advisory Group) (Sep 12).

1980

User service began (Apr 1).

Official opening (Oct 24).

1982

Tiger Team (Culhane) set up to seek more manpower from ASR Board. Unsuccessful.

1983

Computing Review Working Party (Culhane) set up to decide how to implement cuts in Starlink staff & finance.

1984

Central management moved from Computing Division to Space & Astrophysics Division at RAL.

SUC (Starlink Users' Committee) replaced SAG.

1986

Starlink Project recommended to community that IRAF be adopted as Starlink's environment.

Software Environment Review meetings. Decided to develop ADAM.

Starlink Questionnaire No 1 (Wallace) (SGP/35).

1989

Tiger Team interviewed Starlink staff at RAL to set priorities for Project's activities. This was part of SUC's "Making Ends Meet" study.

1990

ADAM support Group set up at RAL (Allan).

1992

Starlink Review Panel (Willmore). Reported Sep 92.

1993

National Audit Office Review of Starlink (part of RAL review). Reported Jan 94.

SP (Starlink Panel) replaced SUC.

1994

Starlink Software Survey (Warren-Smith) (SGP/43).

ADAM Review Panel (Hills). Reported Mar 95 (SGP/45).

Unsuccessful bid from RGO to relocate Starlink (part of OIM review). Reported Jan 95.

1995

Move to Unix completed (Apr).

Starlink Review 1995 (Dufton) - ROSO (Review of Starlink Operations). Reported Oct 95.

1996

Starlink Software Review (Starlink Panel) - efficiency.

Starlink Software Survey 2 (Anne Charles).

Support for PCs began (Linux).

First issue of Starlink software on CD (for PC/Linux).

Starlink Software Review (Starlink Panel) - wide ranging.

1997

Starlink Prior Options Review (Robinson). Reported Jan 97.

All Starlink software now released bi-annually on CD.

ACP (Astronomical Computing Panel) replaced SP.

HAC (Head of Astronomical Computing) appointed.

Starlink: Chronicle (last edited 2009-09-15 17:15:45 by MalcolmCurrie)