On Fri, 29 Jun 2007, Brent Hilpert wrote:
Indeed, according to
60 words of core used as a buffer between the drum and tape drives to account
for their different data rates, but which could also be used for other stuff.
Well, then you have to count the LGP-30 as computer with core memory, too,
because the interface to the (apparently extremly rare) magnetic tape drives
(yes, there were tape drives for the LGP-30!) contained core memory as buffer.
The drive would buffer the block in core so that the LGP-30 could read it with
its own speed (and vice versa).