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rfc:rfc403

Network Working Group Request for Comments: 403 G. Hicks NIC: 11925 Utah

                                                      January 10, 1973
               Desirability of a Network 1108 Service
 We have, at the University of Utah, a Univac 1108 that supports the
 Univac EXEC 8 system.  At the recent ICCC conference in Washington,
 there was some interest expressed in making this computer available
 to the ARPANET.  At present it is not so available.  Since there is
 communication currently between the 1108 and the Utah PDP-10, it
 would require minimal programming effort to make the 1109 available
 for network use.
 We would appreciate your comments if you think this service would be
 desirable.  Please direct your comments to:
    Gregory Hicks
    Computer Science Department
    Merrill Engineering Building 3160
    University of Utah
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
 or to:
    Ed Sharp
    Director, Computer Center
    Merrill Engineering Building 3116
    University of Utah
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
 Enclosed please find:
    (1) a brief description of the services available.
    (2) pricing schedule.
    (3) time schedule when the EXEC 8 system is available for use.
 Facilities at the University of Utah
 The university of Utah owns a large Univac 1108 computer system with
 six tape drives, seven high speed drums, 262 megabytes of on line
 storage, as well as communication equipment for low speed (teletype)
 timesharing and high speed (Remote Job Entry or RJE) batch terminals.
 The Computer Center also has available a large (48" x 60") high
 precision flatbed Plotter, an Optical Scanner and Digitizer.  Current
 (December 72) remote terminals include RJE devices in Logan, Provo,

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 and Salt Lake City (four terminals): Montrose, Durango, Boise and
 Boulder City, as well as timesharing devices in several of the
 western states.  RJE terminals will shortly be ordered for Denver,
 Amarillo, Billings and Sacramento.  Additional ports have been
 ordered to allow for further timesharing use of the 1108.
 The Center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Computing
 rates are considerably lower than commercial rates and jobs generally
 cost less to process at the University than at other state
 facilities.
 Available software include languages such as FORTAN, COBAL, SNOBOL,
 APL, BASIC, MAD, ALGOL, LISP, a Text Editor and an Assembler.  A wide
 variety of scientific and statistical routines are available,
 including the two best known statistical systems and an excellent set
 of mathematical subprograms.  Several simulation packages, as well as
 an LP program, are available for use.

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                1108 COMPUTER PRIORITY/RATE SCHEDULE
                               RATE IN               RATE IN
                     PRIORITY  CENTS/SEC.  PRIORITY  CENTS/SEC.
 EXEC 8 RESERVED       A-F                     O        13
 Highest user option    G         45           P        12
                        H         30           Q        11
                        I         21           R        10
                        J         19           S         9
                        K         17           T         8
                        L         16           U         7
                        M         15           V         6
                        N         14          W-Z        5
 These priorities apply to batch and remote batch jobs.  Teletype or
 interactive service is assigned a priority/rate equal to 6 cents
 above the lowest priority being accepted at the time of use.  Please
 see below for the time schedule of priorities.
                      TIME SCHEDULE OF PRIORITIES
      SUN.&
      HOLIDAYS   MON.   TUES.    WED.  THURS.    FRI.     SAT.
 0000+--------+-------+-------+-------+-------+--------+-------+
     |        |       |       |       |       |        |       |
     |        |       |   Z   |       |       |        |       |
     |        |   Z   |       |   Z   |   Z   |        |       |
 0400|   Z    |       +-------+       +-------+   Z    |   Z   |
     |        |       |       |       |       |        |       |
 0600|        +-------+       +-------+       +--------+       |
 0700|        |   R   |   *   |   R   |   *   |   R    +-------+
 0800+--------+-------+-------+-------+-------+--------+  R    |
     |        |       |       |       |       |        |       |
 1000|        |       |       |       |       |        +-------+
     |        |       |       |       |       |        |       |
     |        |       |       |       |       |        |       |
     |   R    |   M   |   M   |   M   |   M   |   M    |   M   |
     |        |       |       |       |       |        |       |
     |        |       |       |       |       |        |       |
     |        |       |       |       |       |        |       |
 1700+--------+-------+-------+-------+-------+--------+-------+
     |        |       |       |       |       |        |       |
     |        |       |       |       |       |        |   R   |
 2000|    Z   |   R   |   R   |   R   |   R   |   R    +-------+
     |        |       |       |       |       |        |       |
 2200|        |       |       |       |       |        |   Z   |
     |        |       |       |       |       |        |       |
 2400+--------+-------+-------+-------+-------+--------+-------+

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 The above schedule is for normal operating conditions.  If you are
 planning to do on site work a call to 581-6111 will confirm the
 current operation status of the facilities.  Normally, we expect to
 get all jobs with priority of 'R' or higher run overnight.  We cannot
 guarantee overnight turn around of priority S and below but every
 effort will be made to accommodate all work.
  • PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE
                                                October 26, 1972
                      UU/CC Rate Schedule
 Code Service                                         Rate
 -------------------------------------------------------------
  41   1108 Secs - CPU                           $ .15/sec
  42   1108 Secs - I/O                             .15/sec
  40   Demand Terminal connect time               3.00/hr.
  95   Pages                                       .03/page
  31   Pages - Remote Station                      .00/page
  96   Cards in                                    .0005/card
  32   Cards in - Remote Station                   .00/card
  97   Cards out                                   .006/card
  33   Cards out - Remote Station                  .000/card
  98   Tape Mounts                                 .45/tape
  81   Gerber Plotter                              .0025/inch
  73   Mass Storage                                .04/trk/day
  70   Calma Digitizer                            5.00/hr.
  90   Paper Tape Plot                           30.00/hr.
  17   Optical Scanner                             .02/page
  91   Misc. Machine Usage                        1.50/hr.
           Reproducer/Interpreter/Sorter/Keypunch
 *76   Machine Rental
  11   Keypunching/verification                   5.50/hr.
  10   Programming/Consulting                    10.50/hr.
  15   Clerical Services                          4.00/hr.
 *68 Supplies
         Labels                                   4.00/1000
         Coding forms                             1.00/pad of 100
         Cards                           2.50/box or 11.50 case
         Score Sheets                     .012 sheet or 12.00/1000
         Mult. Masters                             .10/sheet
     Special Paper
         1 part  14 7/8 X 11   lined            $11.50/case
         2 part       "          "               12.50/case
         3 part       "          "               14.00/case
         4 part       "          "               14.00/case
         5 part       "          "               17.25/case

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         6 part       "          "               25.00/case
         1 part       "        bond              12.50/case
         4 part       "          "               12.50/case
         1 part   8 1/2 X 11     "               11.00/case
         4 part       "          "               14.00/case
     Tapes
          600 feet                                8.00
         1200 feet                               11.00
         2400 feet                               15.00
 *69 Misc. Charge
  • Requires special pricing - Billed at $ Amount only.
 [See PDF for diagram of Univac 1108 system.]
 [This RFC was put into machine readable form for entry]
 [into the online RFC archives by Helene Morin, Viagenie, 12/99]

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