Help reading a 9 track tape

dave.g4ugm at dave.g4ugm at
Tue Aug 3 15:51:23 CDT 2021

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> From: cctalk <cctalk-bounces at> On Behalf Of Dennis Boone
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> Sent: 03 August 2021 21:31
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> Subject: Re: Help reading a 9 track tape
>  > It was intended to be a stop-gap, to be discarded when the ICL was  >
> replaced with PR1ME.  However the PR1ME was benchmarked with Fortran
> 66.
>  > When Pr1me Fortran 77 was delivered its performance was "pants" so the
> > "stop gap" ICL compiler was ported to PR1ME...
> Wish we could find that Prime compiler.  I think there were one or two
> others, as well.

Well you could ask Silverfrost who now own it. I think a lot of Salford
Pr1me software was lost. 
I wish I could find the X.25 software we wrote...

> De


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