In 1996 the JINR marked the 30-th anniversary of the foundation
of the Laboratory of Computing Techniques and Automation. The Joint
Institute for Nuclear Research Director academician N.N.Bogoliubov
took the lead in the creation. The new laboratory was to provide
the JINR with the methods and tools of computing techniques,
mathematics and ,later on, information and communication.
The mathematical groups became the basis of the LCTA then.
The leaders of these groups were:
- E. Zhidkov and N. Govorun in the Laboratory of Theoretical
Physics and the JINR Computing Centre;
- V.Karyavin, G.I.Zabijakin, V.I.Moroz in experimental laboratories
Experimenter physicist M. G. Mescheryakov became LCTA Director.
M. G. Mescheryakov realized a necessity of fundamental science
based on powerful computing.
In 1946-1949 the first JINR accelerator-synchrocyclotron was
created in the Laboratory of Nuclear Problems under his leadership.
For 30 years the development of computing techniques and forms
of its application have passed many stages, which modified the
work of both users and the LCTA itself. The work and skills of the
LCTA staff had several times to be matched with up-to-date
requirements upon modern techniques and services.
At present we can observe a radical change in the application
of computing techniques means towards the distributed computing and
global information society caused by the essential development of
communication facilities. These changes have led to a serious
revision of the role of LCTA and its purposes at JINR and as a
result to changes of the organization structure of the LCTA before
its thirtieth anniversary.
At present 348 employees work in the scientific departments of
LCTA: 321 permanent (regular) employees, 27 people work on
short-term contracts. Among them are 9 professors, 19 doctors of
science, 82 candidates of science.
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
I cordially congratulate You and Your colleagues from all
JINR laboratories and other institutes in Russia and abroad,
the LCTA veterans on the occasion of 30th anniversary of LCTA.
I am thankful to all colleagues and guests of our WWW-server
for Your attention to LCTA.
Director of the LCTA