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Author Cooke, William S.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Abstract A routine is presented which specifies the sequence of merge cycles to effect the merging of sorted tape files. The routine is designed to minimize elapsed computer time by varying the power of the merge cycles, so as to use all the available tape drives, with its characteristic of assigning one drive to a single-eel file and two drives to each multiple-reel file.
Description Affiliation: Applied Data Research, Inc., Princeton, NJ (Cooke, William S.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 6
Issue Number 5
Page Count 4
Starting Page 227
Ending Page 230

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Source: ACM Digital Library