Old computers or workstations with cache memory?

From: Frank McConnell <fmc_at_reanimators.org>
Date: Tue Aug 26 11:34:10 2003

William Donzelli <aw288_at_osfn.org> wrote:
> Cache has been around for quite some time - the "first" implementation
> was in either a late model S/360 or early S/370 (I can't remember, but
> around 1970 anyway). Originally it was to be called the "muffer" - memory
> buffer. Look in *IBMs 360 and Early 370 Systems* from MIT press (you have
> a copy, RIGHT?).

p. 466: "First announced on the System/360 Model 85 in January 1968,
the high-speed storage unit coupled with the main memory soon became
known as a cache, a concept now recognized as one of the more
important contributions to computer memory design."

-Frank McConnell
Received on Tue Aug 26 2003 - 11:34:10 BST

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