Ancient Computers for War
I’m a self professed computer geek and thought this might be of interest as it relates to the cold war and nuclear weapons design.
Two-tonne Witch computer gets a reboot
480 relays implies at best, 480 bits of memory, 8 bits per byte so you have about 60 bytes of memory, or 0.06 K, or 0.000 06 Megs or .000 000 06 gigs of Ram. How much does your computer have and what does it weigh?
Todays home computers easily do billions of complex math multiplies per second, this one….1/10th multiply per second (no doubt large numbers for its time, maybe even 32 bit numbers…).
I really enjoyed that, thanks for sharing.
How do you FORGET/LOSE a two tonne object in the basement?
You have to be really BIG government to do that……
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