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					  Pervasive Computing
     evolutionary steps


  CSG @ Harvard
    Sept 2004
Malcolm Brown, Dartmouth
              Roots–circa 1964

                 from a 1990 interview:
                 “Our vision was that every
                 student on campus
                 should have access to a
                 computer and that every
                 faculty member should be
                 able to use a computer
                 in the classroom”
John Kemeny
                                History
• 1964: time-sharing & terminals
• 1984: first campus networking initiative
• 1984: Macintosh becomes the standard
• 1988: first killer app (BlitzMail)
• 2000/1: first generation wireless
  installation
• 2002/3: network modernization
     Pocket guide
Dartmouth network
                     Networking facts
•   Meshed core
•   2 commodity Internet pipes; 1 I2 pipe
•   QoS features
•   Backbone: 1 gig (2 gig core soon)
•   24,000 10/100 switched ports
•   VOIP: Aug 2004 switchover
                            Wireless
•   100% since 2001
•   initially: ~450 AP’s
•   today: ~650 AP’s @ 802.11b
•   soon: ~1500 AP’s @ 802.11abg
                     Ownership trends
1200

1000

800
                                     delay
                                     bring
600
                                     laptop
                                     desktop
400

 200

   0
       2005   2006     2007   2008
                     Mac vs. Windows
1200

1000

 800
                                     bring
600                                  Win
                                     Mac
400

 200

   0
       2005   2006     2007   2008
                          VOIP
•   August 2004 rollout
•   3000 handsets
•   300 soft phones
•   ~100 vocera units
                           PDA project
• Prof. Chris Jernstedt
• Psych 22: Learning
• Application: real time polling
                        iPod project
• 2003: 22 iPods
• Language course specific
• Conclusion: helpful
                               RWIT
Student Center for Research, Writing,
and Information Technology



    www.dartmouth.edu/~rwit/
Language lab
On-line content
                   Public desktops
• 200 units
• Evaluated 2003: “why bother?”
• Result: vital
Center for Mobile Computing
CMC projects
                      CMC projects
• Greengrass: guest access
  – secure
  – easy
  – cross platform
  – standards based
                        Conclusions
• It’s evolutionary
• It’s anywhere, anytime, anyone
  (almost), anything
• It’s here
• It’s moving
             you know you’ve arrived
                            when…
From: A Professor
To: <blackboard.support@Dartmouth.EDU>
Subject: can't log in
Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2004 08:23:07 -0400

Hi, I really need to get at some blackboard materials to write
a recommendation for a student. And I can't log in. Won't
accept my DND login. I'll be in my office later today and will
try from there, but I do need to do this today. I leave town
early tomorrow.

Thanks
                  Grand challenge

to provide a seamless, technology-
enabled learning environment for all
faculty and students

				
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