Until I read that Wikipedia entry I hadn't realized just how far ahead the thinking of the IBM folks was when SLS was devised. Only now some 40 years later has solid state storage reached a point where finally this is on the verge of becoming reality.

"IBM’s design of the single-level store was originally conceived in the late 1970s as a way to build a transitional implementation to computers with 100% solid state memory. The thinking at the time was that disk drives would become obsolete, and would be replaced entirely with some form of solid state memory."

Jon Paris


On 13-Aug-09, at 1:38 PM, midrange-l-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

Take a look at this:


Kenneth E. Graap

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