Discussion of large systems
doc at mdrconsult.com
Tue Oct 31 23:18:12 CST 2006
Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> On Tuesday 31 October 2006 22:45, Doc Shipley wrote:
>> Richard wrote:
>>> In article <45479038.22326.4735378C at cclist.sydex.com>,
>>> "Chuck Guzis" <cclist at sydex.com> writes:
>>>> After alll, it was the tape drives that defined a computer for
>>>> Hollywood for many years...
>>> So far noone has responded to my earlier query in the affirmative:
>>> Does anyone have enough tape drives that they can do the
>>> multi-drive merge/sort tape algorithms described in Knuth's
>>> Art of Computer Programming?
>> How many would that be?
> Assuming it's the same as the one talked about on here:
> That's 4 drives. I could easily do that on DLT or 3480 media. :)
Hrrrm. I think I could do that on TZ30s. *shudder*
I know I could do it on SCSI DDS.
> I guess I could probably set up a VAX with two TU81+'s and the SCSI tape
I could do that on the 11/84. Two TU80s and 2 TSZ07
Or cheat horribly and attach a bunch of TU58 emulators to a box with
multi-line serial board....
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