The VAX is running

John Foust jfoust at
Mon Apr 6 16:58:30 CDT 2009

At 12:48 PM 4/6/2009, Paul Koning wrote:
>Some of this stuff still makes sense.  You still need external sort to
>sort really large data files, and algorithms that access the external
>files sequentially are still winners even with disk files.

As routine files are measured in gigabytes or larger, hard drives
seem more like tape drives.  It takes a while to move things.

- John

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