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University’s Computer System (1967 vs 2013)

The University purchased its first computer, the IBM 1103, in 1967. One of the most modern machines in those days, the IBM 1103 was installed in the temporary office of the University Computing Centre located at On Lee Building on Nathan Road, Mong Kok. The computing power of the system was measured in kHz. This means it was thousands of times slower than the smartphone which is measured in MHz or GHz. Today the University has a Student Information System designed for 130,000 users and is able to handle 5,000 students during course registration, and 10,000 during grade-book release.