GERGA hasn’t always been so modern and well-equipped. In the beginning (late 1980s) GERGA was a small room behind the library with 5 IBM XT computers.
Later in 1995 GERGA moved to its current location, and the PC numbers grew to 20. When I began working there in May 1997, things were a lot less comfortable than they are now. For instance; no air-conditioning, 30 computers shared between 1800 students, a slow network and server too!
I discovered a pack of photos that I took back in 1998. You will see how far we have come since then: