This page is obsolete! Please go to
the new department website.
The webserver set up at the department (at the time there was just one department) was the first webserver in Salzburg and one of the first in Austria. Rumors say that there was just one server prior to ours, set up by Tim Berners-Lee himself for a talk in Innsbruck.
The original URL was www.cosy.sbg.ac.at, where COSY is short for COmputer science and SYstem analysis. At the time of department separation 1999, the content of the original website was substituted by two completely redesigned websites under the URLs www.scicomp.sbg.ac.at and cs.uni-salzburg.at, one for each department. Also, a separate site was created for the study of informatics. When the departments merged again in 2006, the original URL www.cosy.sbg.ac.at was reactivated and the design of the SciComp-Website was used with slight modifications. Although the university generally moved into the uni-salzburg.at domain, the department was not allowed to use the cs.uni-salzburg.at URL. Currently, the university management is strongly inviting all departments to migrate their websites into the central CMS.
The following logos have been used over the time on this website:
|The old logo
on the original website
|Logo of the
Scientific Computing department
There is a tool available to view older snapshots of websites, the Internet Archive - Wayback Machine. Using this machine you can see e.g. the January 1998 snapshot, the Novembers 1999 snapshot, or the December 2001 snapshot.
In case you are interested in the history of the webserver architecture providing the pages you can use the netcraft service. Here is the history of www.scicomp.sbg.ac.at, and the history of www.cosy.sbg.ac.at. At time of this writing it looks like netcraft has truncated the history...