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What is Andrew?
What is Andrew II?
Andrew is the central distributed computing service provided to the Carnegie Mellon campus by the Computing Services division. Among the many services provided on Andrew there is a central file store, electronic mail, notification services, and a large selection of application software. The Andrew user community consists of over ten thousand users. The Andrew services are biased towards UNIX clients, though local clients have been developed for the Macintosh and Windows/DOS machines on campus. Andrew II will more tightly integrate the Macintosh and Windows/DOS environment with that of the UNIX clients on campus.
The Andrew II series of projects is replacing much of the original Andrew distributed computing infrastructure at Carnegie Mellon University. The Andrew II projects were initiated in response to the realization that many of the original Andrew services would need to be re-engineered when the Andrew File System (AFS) is replaced by the Distributed File System (DFS) from the Open Software Foundation (OSF). All of the computing infrastructure of the original Andrew system was built on top of AFS.
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