[GTALUG] CRT memories [was Re: IBM - cache skirmish story.]

James Knott james.knott at rogers.com
Tue Apr 24 17:00:55 EDT 2018

On 04/24/2018 04:00 PM, Russell via talk wrote:
>> |   However, that system was based on a Data
>> >| General Nova 800 and used on dumb terminals (made by VST) that used
>> >| delay line memory.
> If someone saw you loading a mercury delay line memory module onto a truck
> these days, the five eyes guys would be on you faster than Trump on a Tweet on a national security threat.

The delay line was a coil of wire, with the data carried as acoustic
wave on it.
I've never worked with a mercury delay line.

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