Monads And Museum
Piece of Monash History Returns Home - the Monads PC
The Monash Museum of Computing History has welcomed the return of a piece of history, a computer that was designed and built at Monash in the mid-1980s.
The MONADS PC computer has been returned from the University of Ulm in Germany where it has spent the last 23 years supporting operating system research.
The machine was a research experiment designed by David Abramson and John Rosenberg when they were academics in the Department of Computer Science.
At the time, it was at the leading edge of computer science research, testing ways to develop software systems that were more reliable, secure and cost effective.
Many of the ideas generated during the research have been adopted by the software industry such as 64-bit architecture, security architectures, and distributed virtual memory.