tapes will be compatible with both current and proposed ISO and ECMA standards.
They are sold on either 9-track
or 8-mm tape for $425 (Landsat TM Systematically Corrected) or $600 (Landsat TM Precision Corrected).
Available in 9-track
reels or on 3480 cartridge, the tapes are used to load the data onto a mainframe computer system.
The entire file (#STFS-5), available on 9-track
computer tape or tape cartridge, can be acquired by calling the Census Bureau's Data User.
In the early days, all sites were "local loads" -- 9-track
tapes were loaded by the library at the site where they were searched.
Once scanned, files are stored on floppy diskette, 9-track
tape, or cartridge tape according to customer specifications.
With conventional servers, someone on your staff has to back up data on 9-track
magnetic tape, usually after business hours.
The benchmarks are made available by FTP (on ARPAnet) or by 9-track
ARM offers a comprehensive, silicon-validated platform of 8-track, 9-track
and 12-track libraries along with high-speed and high-density memory compilers for GLOBALFOUNDRIES' advanced 55nm LPe process.
For example, there are more than a dozen companies currently shipping 9-track
tape products, although 9-track
has been out of the mainstream for decades.
The current E-3 AWACS configuration includes three 9-track
tape drives (800 BPI, 2,400-ft tapes), for initial program loading and for data recording.
The Loader program will read monthly data updates provided on 9-track
magnetic tape reels direct from Bowker, and load it into MDAS.