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The Resource Computing and the National Science Foundation, 1950-2016 : building a foundation for modern computing, Peter A. Freeman, W. Richards Adrion, William Aspray

Computing and the National Science Foundation, 1950-2016 : building a foundation for modern computing, Peter A. Freeman, W. Richards Adrion, William Aspray

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Computing and the National Science Foundation, 1950-2016 : building a foundation for modern computing
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Computing and the National Science Foundation, 1950-2016
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building a foundation for modern computing
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Peter A. Freeman, W. Richards Adrion, William Aspray
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Building a foundation for modern computing
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eng
Summary
This organizational history relates the role of the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the development of modern computing. Drawing upon new and existing oral histories, extensive use of NSF documents, and the experience of two of the authors as senior managers, this book describes how NSF's programmatic activities originated and evolved to become the primary source of funding for fundamental research in computing and information technologies. The book traces how NSF's support has provided facilities and education for computing usage by all scientific disciplines, aided in institution and professional community building, supported fundamental research in computer science and allied disciplines, and led the efforts to broaden participation in computing by all segments of society. Today, the research and infrastructure facilitated by NSF computing programs are significant economic drivers of American society and industry. For example, NSF supported work that led to the first widelyused web browser, Netscape; sponsored the creation of algorithms at the core of the Google search engine; facilitated the growth of the public Internet; and funded research on the scientific basis for countless other applications and technologies. NSF has advanced the development of human capital and ideas for future advances in computing and its applications. This account is the first comprehensive coverage of NSF's role in the extraordinary growth and expansion of modern computing and its use. It will appeal to historians of computing, policy makers and leaders in government and academia, and individuals interested in the history and development of computing and the NSF. --
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1941-
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Freeman, Peter
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Adrion, W. Richards
  • Aspray, William
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ACM books,
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#31
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  • National Science Foundation (U.S.)
  • Information technology
  • Computer science
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Computing and the National Science Foundation, 1950-2016 : building a foundation for modern computing, Peter A. Freeman, W. Richards Adrion, William Aspray
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  • "Bibliography of secondary literature on NSF and the history of U.S. computing": pages [381]-387
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
part I. Chronological history. 1. 1950-1974 : science information, computing facilities, education, and basic research / W. Richards Adrion -- 2. 1974-1986 : CER, CSNET, NSFNET, and the founding of CISE / W. Richards Adrion -- 3. 1986-1998 : the new directorate in a period of computer science expansion / Peter A. Freeman -- 4. 1999-2006 : broadening computer science with new initiatives / Peter A. Freeman -- 5. 2007-2016 : the growing centrality of CISE to NSF / William Aspray. part II. Selected subject studies. 6. Pre-CISE computing facilities and education programs / William Aspray -- 7. Pre-CISE computing research / William Aspray -- 8. Information technology research / W. Richards Adrion -- 9. Networking research and deployment / W. Richards Adrion, Peter A. Freeman -- 10. NSF support of high-performance computation / Peter A. Freeman -- 11. CISE's role in broadening participation in computing / William Aspray -- 12. What does an AD/CISE do? / Peter A. Freeman. part III. Summary and conclusions. 13. Summary and conclusions / Peter A. Freeman, W. Richards Adrion. Appendixes. Appendix A. Computing organizations at NSF / W. Richards Adrion -- Appendix B. CISE oral histories list -- Appendix C. Short biographies -- Appendix D. CISE History Archive (CHA) -- Appendix E. Abbreviations and acronyms
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on1130713164
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24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 407 pages
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online
Isbn
9781450372770
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations (chiefly color)
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(OCoLC)1130713164
Label
Computing and the National Science Foundation, 1950-2016 : building a foundation for modern computing, Peter A. Freeman, W. Richards Adrion, William Aspray
Publication
Bibliography note
  • "Bibliography of secondary literature on NSF and the history of U.S. computing": pages [381]-387
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
part I. Chronological history. 1. 1950-1974 : science information, computing facilities, education, and basic research / W. Richards Adrion -- 2. 1974-1986 : CER, CSNET, NSFNET, and the founding of CISE / W. Richards Adrion -- 3. 1986-1998 : the new directorate in a period of computer science expansion / Peter A. Freeman -- 4. 1999-2006 : broadening computer science with new initiatives / Peter A. Freeman -- 5. 2007-2016 : the growing centrality of CISE to NSF / William Aspray. part II. Selected subject studies. 6. Pre-CISE computing facilities and education programs / William Aspray -- 7. Pre-CISE computing research / William Aspray -- 8. Information technology research / W. Richards Adrion -- 9. Networking research and deployment / W. Richards Adrion, Peter A. Freeman -- 10. NSF support of high-performance computation / Peter A. Freeman -- 11. CISE's role in broadening participation in computing / William Aspray -- 12. What does an AD/CISE do? / Peter A. Freeman. part III. Summary and conclusions. 13. Summary and conclusions / Peter A. Freeman, W. Richards Adrion. Appendixes. Appendix A. Computing organizations at NSF / W. Richards Adrion -- Appendix B. CISE oral histories list -- Appendix C. Short biographies -- Appendix D. CISE History Archive (CHA) -- Appendix E. Abbreviations and acronyms
Control code
on1130713164
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 407 pages
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781450372770
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1130713164

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