The ITS Office's Historical Background

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A Ford Foundation grant enables the University to hook up one terminal on campus to a computer owned by Stanford Microsystems. The Center was called the La Salle Computer Center (LSCC).


La Salle purchased a PDP 8/I Time-sharing system with 16 terminals


The Computer Center became the Planning, Information and Computer Science Center (PICSC)


The University acquired a PDP 11/34 minicomputer. La Salle introduced the first undergraduate degree in computer science. PICSC looked after the Computer Science Department which offered the degree. The PICSC developed computerized systems, such as the registration system and other systems for non-academic functions.


20 units of Sharp MZ-80 were acquired.


20 more units of Sharp MZ-80 were acquired.


20 units of Apple ][ were acquired. PICSC became the Computer Services Center (CSC) and the College of Computer Studies.


21 units of Fujitsu Micro 16s were acquired. One IBM PC/XT and 15 IBM PC/JXs awee donated for the IBM Model Classroom. The JANET network was installed using these computers.


20 units of IBM PC were acquired. The PDP 11/24 was acquired. The computer-based information systems, which consisted of the Student Records Management systems for undergraduate students and other administrative systems, were implemented on the PDP 11/34 were enhanced.


The computerized and manual procedures were streamlined.The microbased systems, such as the monitoring of the undergraduate fees, course plantilla, University entrance exam results and alumni records, and the DLSU Cost Estimation Model were interphased with minicomputer-based systems.

A computerized registration system was developed for the Graduate School of Business and Economics (GSBE). The official Transcript of Records for the undergraduate was computerized. De La Salle acquired a VAX 8350 with 40 VT320 terminals, through a grant from Digital Equipment Corporation, for academic and administrative purposes. The IBM 4331 was acquired for academic use.

Novell NetWare A86 star network was installed for graduate students of the College of Computer Studies. In 1988, the NetWare was upgraded to 2.06A. Dlink twisted-pair network was installed in a computer lab for undergraduate students.


The Student Records Management (SRM) system for the Graduate School of Education, Arts, and Sciences (GSEAS) was computerized. The other SRM modules for the GSBE were developed using microcomputers for data entry and the minicomputers for processing. Linking of the computers in campus using the VAX 8350 was started. Through the Ethernet backbone, the VAX served as a network linking computers in campus (St. La Salle Building, St. Joseph Building, William Hall, and St. Benilde Building [later called, St. Miguel Building]), facilitating data entry, file updating, and query on required information.

The computerized systems running on the PDP were transferred to the VAX. LCD Projection Systems in some computer laboratories were installed. Novell NetWare SFT 2.15 was installed in a computer lab for undergraduate students. 20 units of 286-based Daewoo computers were acquired for CAD/CAE work and installed in Velasco Building for the College of Engineering. The Graduate School of the College of Computer Studies used Minix, a Linux-like system, for operating systems courses.