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World's Fastest Computer 50 years Ago
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Default World's Fastest Computer 50 years Ago - 12-10-2012, 07:44 | posts: 21,323 | Location: Guru3D testlab

A short film produced by Google to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Britain's first supercomputer, the Ferranti Atlas. When first switched on in December 1962, Atlas was the world's most powerf...

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great little film
   
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But... Can it run Crysis?


Yeah that was uncalled for.
   
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Default 12-10-2012, 12:26 | posts: 1,044 | Location: Somewhere in Scotland

The first computer I ever saw was an ICL machine running Algol 60, with 512Kb ( yes Kb! ) memory in an air-conditioned room that felt like a fridge!
Had to punch out the progs on paper tape.
Just stopped short at having water pipes coiled round it for additional cooling.
   
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Default 12-10-2012, 12:55 | posts: 6,860 | Location: Dubai, UAE / London, UK

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But... Can it run Crysis?


Yeah that was uncalled for.
Fuuck, you BEAT me to it Mike!

Nevertheless, an interesting video, but no, I don't think it will run Crysis.
   
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Default 12-10-2012, 13:28 | posts: 1,237 | Location: UK

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Fuuck, you BEAT me to it Mike!

Nevertheless, an interesting video, but no, I don't think it will run Crysis.
Never know, might have done, but the input lag would've been hell.
   
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"....and now your washing machine has a more powerful computer in it than Atlas has."

That's called capitalism, mate.
   
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"....and now your washing machine has a more powerful computer in it than Atlas has."

That's called capitalism, mate.
What does capitalism have to do with anything in this thread?
   
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Default 12-10-2012, 19:02 | posts: 451

Even it was able to run Crysis, how many puch cards would Crysis have been?
   
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