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J. Kelly, Stanford Research Institute
The various technologies needed to build a successful electron-beam-addressed memory (EBAM) have been evolving for over a decade, and are now sufficiently established to build a viable, economical system. Recent work at SRI indicates that EBAM will be an important contender for low-cost, large memory systems with improved random-access capability, high reliability, and high data rates. This will be achieved in small volume and without the use of moving parts. The potential applications of such a mass memory system are widespread, ranging from direct drum and disk replacement to new systems with architectures that would take advantage of improved random access times and increased data rates.
Citation:
J. Kelly, "The Development of an Experimental Electron-Beam-Addressed Memory Module," Computer, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 32-42, Feb. 1975, doi:10.1109/C-M.1975.218864
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