fast mapcalc

Gerald I. Evenden gie at
Mon Jul 3 08:00:00 EDT 1995

>Date: Sun, 02 Jul 1995 13:42:15 -0700 (PDT)
>From: geol1 at CWU.EDU (Jim Hinthorne)
>Subject: Re: fast mapcalc
>To: grassu-list at
>Most Unix workstations allow you to define a ram-disk.  If you have enough 
>RAM you can copy your location to the ram-disk and then run grass normally.
>Jim Hinthorne              Voice:  509-963-2826

Ram-disk? ... Unix?

I'm sorry.  I've only been playing on Unix since about 1983, a short
timer, and *do not* claim to be a guru, but I  have never heard of
such a thing as "ram-disk" mentioned in the same breath as Unix.

I know there are a few new things out there, but this one does not
make any sense to me.  Unix does a lot of things with available ram
and stacks up a lot of disk I/O in memory, but ... .

Did we mistype DOS?

Shared memory might be applied to the original problem but at the
expense of a *lot* of work and rewrite.

Gerald (Jerry) I. Evenden   Internet: gie at
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