NCR CRAM (Card Random Access Memory) System

1962NCR CRAM (Card Random Access Memory) System

First commercially significant Bulk Storage Subsystem

Why it's important

NCR was the first to fully incorporate Bulk Storage as an integral element of the system (online inquiries) rather than a special function.

For detailed discussion see discussion at: STK 4400 Automated Cartridge System

Additional Information
Rash, KH, "NCR;s Card Random Access Memory (CRAM)" Disc File Applications, American Data Processing Inc., Detroit MI, (c) 1964, p. 134-6

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