Univac I memory tank
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Wed Mar 15 09:45:10 CDT 2017
Adds a whole new dimension to the term "memory leak".
On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 6:32 AM, dwight via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> I can't imagine why it needed to be reworked. That is only what I was
> told. I always thought it was kind of funny.
> The Olivetti used a piece of wire for the delay line. I forget what the
> Dielh Combitron used but I know it used a two delay lines. One was for
> registers and the other was for lookup tables that loaded at turn on time
> from a metal tape ( as I recall ).
> From: cctalk <cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org> on behalf of Pontus Pihlgren
> via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 1:11:10 AM
> To: Noel Chiappa; General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
> Subject: Re: Univac I memory tank
> On Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 05:41:57PM -0400, Noel Chiappa via cctalk wrote:
> > > From: Dwight Kelvey
> > > I need on of those.
> > I think it belongs in a museum, actually. Provided they can make it
> work, of
> > course! :-) I wonder how many working delay line main memories are left
> > the world?
> CHM has one: http://www.computerhistory.org/collections/catalog/X976.89
> It used to be on display, perhaps it still is.
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