[TUHS] core

Paul Winalski paul.winalski at gmail.com
Fri Jun 22 00:09:58 AEST 2018

On 6/19/18, Noel Chiappa <jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu> wrote:
> In other words, there's a reason they were all dropped like hot potatoes in
> favour of core - which, looked at from our DRAM-era perspective, seems
> quaintly dinosaurian. Individual pieces of hardware you can actually _see_
> with the naked eye, for _each_ bit? But that should give some idea of how
> much
> worse everything before it was, that it killed them all off so quickly!

When we replaced our S/360 model 25 with a S/370 model 125, I remember
being shocked when I found out that the semiconductor memory on the
125 was volatile.  You mean we're going to have to reload the OS every
time we power the machine off?  Yuck!!

-Paul W.

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