Computer Sciences


 Department Info

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Information about the Department, History

The department of Computer Science founded, it has two sections, the section of computer science and the section of system analysis.
The department was split into two departments, the department of Computer Science and this department of Scientific Computing, the former section of system analysis.
Reorganisation of the University and its institutions. The department of scientific computing (in german: Institut für Scientific Computing) expands and it was renamed to Department of Scientific Computing (no change in the english term, but in german: Fachbereich Scientific Computing). A major amount of staff moves from the the former Department of Computer Science (now: Department of Informatics, in german: Fachbereich Informatik) to our Department.
The two departments are merged into the Department of Computer Sciences (in german: Fachbereich Computerwissenschaften).

The History of the Webserver

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, 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 and, 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 was reactivated and the design of the SciComp-Website was used with slight modifications. Although the university generally moved into the domain, the department was not allowed to use the 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 CoSy-logo the old SciComp-logo
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, and the history of At time of this writing it looks like netcraft has truncated the history...

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