Drum vs. Core

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Mon Jul 2 14:26:34 CDT 2007


On 2 Jul 2007 at 19:51, Roger Holmes wrote:

>> > That processor benchmarks about the same as an IBM PC/AT (!)
> > [somehow I cannot see running 100 terminals off an AT]
> 
> Was it really that slow! We really put up with a lot back then.

Terminal speed can mask a lot.  How many ASR33's did IIT run IITRAN 
to using what, a 16K foreground partition on a 128K 360/40 running 
DOS?

Cheers,
Chuck




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