Help reading a 9 track tape
bill.gunshannon at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 3 18:18:35 CDT 2021
On 8/3/21 4:51 PM, Dave Wade G4UGM via cctalk wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: cctalk <cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org> On Behalf Of Dennis Boone
>> via cctalk
>> Sent: 03 August 2021 21:31
>> To: cctalk at classiccmp.org
>> 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
>> > 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...
A lot of third-party software that ran on Pr1me has been lost.
EDv Editor was nice. Written in Fortran. A really good version
of APL. The best and most complete version of The Software Tools
Virtual Operating System from GA Tech. And others I can not recall
the names of at the moment. When I was doing Pr1mes we had all of
it. I even did a port of The UNaXcess BBS system as an interface
People have talked about porting other old OSes to modern hardware
if the sources hadn't been lost. I would love to have a shot at
porting Primos to run on x86-64 or even ARM.
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