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CODAM: A Near Term Government Use of Optical Disk
Author(s): Joseph F. Ferrero; Mark Goldberg
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Paper Abstract

The Computer Optical Disk Archival Memory, CODAM, development is a Defense Department program to ensure the availability of an advanced optical disk peripheral to satisfy expanding, archival, high performance computer memory needs. Ultimately, to satisfy user operational requirements, a number of such peripherals will be married to an automated disk handler. The resultant equipment will form an Optical Disk Library ODL, capable of over 1014 bits of on-line storage. The characteristics of the CODAM hardware and the ODL are described. The trade-offs that lead to the choice of the CODAM specifications are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 1983
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0421, Optical Disks Systems and Applications, (10 November 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.936103
Show Author Affiliations
Joseph F. Ferrero, Department of Defense (United States)
Mark Goldberg, Department of Defense (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0421:
Optical Disks Systems and Applications
Edward V. Labudde, Editor(s)

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