Supercomputers, fishing for information

Dennis Boone drb at
Sat Nov 5 12:03:11 CDT 2016

 > - Can anyone identify the tape drives shown in the pictures? I
 > believe the one in the Intel iPSC/860 is an Exabyte 8mm one, but the
 > ones used on the Convex and the Ardent are a mystery to me.

All three look to me like QIC drives using DC600 cartridges.  For the
Convexen this also makes sense, because we had a C240 at work in the
90s, and software distribution tapes for it were on DC600 carts.  (I
have a box of them I need to image.)


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