Research Computing Center
The Research Computing Center was Indiana University's computing resource department.
In President Herman Wells' 1953 state of the University speech, he recognized the need for a centralized research computing department. In January 1954, a committee was formed, which proposed a scientific computing center, which resulted in the formation of the RCC.
The RCC first rented a Card Programmed Calculator for $14,000 a year, while waiting the 28-month delivery time of its first digital computer. In the fall of 1956, they received an IBM 650, which rented for $31,200 a year and featured a 2000-word drum memory.