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DarkOne
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This brought a smile to my face to see this very early version of a computer still fully functional after all this time. Fujitsu made this to compete with IBM back 60yrs ago.

Vacuum Tubes, Magnets and 70sqm of space this beast takes up. Amazing how far we have come.

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201907280007.html


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D.C.Elington
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Rhoo excellent! 🙂 The technical characteristics are available: http://museum.ipsj.or.jp/en/computer/dawn/0012.html
180 x 69 bits of main memory, early floating point numbers ! 0.1 s for an addition, up to 1.4 s for a square root...
That is today's regular 100$ ish CPUs are about ten billion times faster !!!


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DarkOne
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And to think 60yrs later IBM is making CPUs that are 1mm x 1mm in size...

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/3/19/17140116/ibm-worlds-smallest-computer-grain-of-salt-solar-powered

I probably got another 30-40yrs on the planet I just wonder what we will have by then....? Hopefully we will have technology that will stop me from loosing my memories and drooling on myself 🙂


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