Terminology [was RE: IBM z890]

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Tue Nov 3 15:37:27 CST 2015

On 11/03/2015 11:56 AM, Noel Chiappa wrote:
>> From: Rich Alderson
>> You know, the same company that does not have dis[kc]s, but DASD.
> Some guy from IBM came to MIT to give a talk about some database
> system that they had, and he kept referring to 'DASD'. Puzzled looks.
> Finally some brave soul stuck up his hand, and asked was a DASD might
> be. Quoth the guy, 'round brown'! :-) He was actually very sharp, and
> we liked his system, but I don't recall anything about it, other than
> that line!

RMS = "Rotating Mass Storage" = CDC term.


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