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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, 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.

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RFC 403          Desirability of a Network 1108 Service     January 1973

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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RFC 403          Desirability of a Network 1108 Service     January 1973
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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RFC 403          Desirability of a Network 1108 Service     January 1973
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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RFC 403          Desirability of a Network 1108 Service     January 1973
           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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