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MIT's Project Athena is a system built from
thousands of computers distributed across campus. Distributed services
provide authentication, naming, filing, printing, mail and
administrative functions. Kerberos was developed as part of Project
|Key Papers and best academic references||
- George A. Champine, Daniel E. Geer Jr., and William N. Ruh. Project athena as a distributed computer system. IEEE Computer, 23(9):40-51, September 1990.
- many more papers - this list will be updated.
- Jerome H. Saltzer
- Daniel E. Geer, Jr.
- Jeff Schiller
- George Champine
- Steven Lerman
- Ed Balkovich
- Steve Dyer
- Tony Della Fera
- Jim Gettys
- John Kohl
- Steve Miller
- Clifford Neuman
- Ken Raeburn
- Mark Rosenstein
- Bill Sommerfeld,
- Ralph Swick
- Win Treese
- and many many others
|Books With Discussions of Project||
- MIT Project Athena: A Model for Distributed Campus Computing (Hardcover),
by George A. Champine. June 1991, Digital Press.
|Related or Similar Projects or Systems||
Many systems were developed as part of Project Athena, and these
systems have been used well beyond the Athena computing environment.
Some of the systems developed at, or imroved and incricately
associated with Project Athena include:
There were projects elsewhere that shared similar goals to Project
Athena. The following systems were similar to Project Athena.
- X Windows
Digital Stream DTX-9950
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