SRI Artificial Intelligence status report (RFC0152)
Original Publication Date: 1971-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-10
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
Network Working Group M. Wilber Request for Comments #152 10 May 71 NIC #6756 SRAI Category: G.3 Obsoletes: None Updates: None
Response to RFC #116
SRI ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE STATUS REPORT
The Stanford Research Institute’s Artificial Intelligence Group (SRAI in the four-letter abbreviations) expects connection to the ARPA net as a research center after conversion this summer to a TENEX from our current PDP-10. Our connection will be through the IMP already at SRI for the Network Information Center and through a PDP-15 serving our PDP-10 as a controller of peripherals. Our hardware interface to the IMP is currently in the bidding process, and we intend to use as much as possible of the TENEX network software. (Probably all we will need to change is the lowest level, most strongly hardware-oriented part of the NCP.)
The most optimistic estimate we can give for functional connection to the network is mid-July 1971. We are currently devoting the energies of our system support group to the accomodation of various hardware and design changes, and so our contact with the Network Working Group has been only minimal and passive. It is entirely conceivable that we may find our par- ticipation tending to strength and activeness as we cross our other bridges.
We can project our participation in the network into the first few months of our connection. We can support several simultaneous outside users on a system nominally up during the business day and often up at other times. Lapses in...