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Back in the dark ages - 1983, to be exact - MIT, aided by grants from Digital and IBM, began exploring innovative ways computers could help students learn. The result of that initiative, was the Athena system, which today integrates more than 1,000 workstations and 140 servers into MIT's campus network. MITnet is also, of course, connected to the whole wide world through the Internet.

Athena Movie

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Public Workstations

Athena workstations are found in public clusters (like this "fishbowl" in Building 12), departmental clusters, and private offices. MIT residence halls and independent living groups have been connected to MITnet since 1994, making MIT the most "wired" campus on the planet.

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