Every undergraduate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, has been given access to state-of-the-art computer power
November 6, 1986
Project Athena is a #55m ($80m) combined effort of Government, higher education and private industry. DEC and IBM have each donated $25m in cash, equipment and manpower. Presently there are 350 IBM and DEC terminals connected to DEC VAX computers located all around the campus. The second phase of the project will replace the terminals with 2,000 workstations connected via VAX's into a huge campus-wide network.
Special assistant to the project, Karen Cohen, says: "by the time the project is finished we want Athena workstations to be as ubiquitous as the telephone, and as easy to use.