Supercomputers, fishing for information

Chris Elmquist chrise at
Mon Apr 3 22:31:41 CDT 2017

On April 3, 2017 1:18:31 PM CDT, Chuck Guzis via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:
>On Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 9:37 AM, AJ Palmgren via cctech <
>cctech at> wrote:
>> Hi, Plamen & Al,
>> I'm just catching up on some of these past threads involving QIC 
>> cartridges.  What ever became of these Paragon tapes?  Were you able
>> to read them and archive the contents?
>I'm probably showing my age (again), but "QIC" and "Supercomputers"
>seems to be about as related as "Chateau Margaux" and "Cheez Whiz".
>If one is spending millions on a supercomputer, why would anyone want
>put software for it on a QIC cart?

The OS for the ETA -10 was installed from QIC tape because you put it in through an Apollo DN3000 or similar service unit...  pretty sure that was THE way to get 'er done on that machine.


Chris Elmquist

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