World's Fastest Computer 50 years Ago

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    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...

    World's Fastest Computer 50 years Ago
     
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    iancook221188 Ancient Guru

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    great little film
     
  3. Mikedogg

    Mikedogg Banned

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    But... Can it run Crysis?


    Yeah that was uncalled for. :p
     
  4. Speed Weed

    Speed Weed Maha Guru

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    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. ;)
     

  5. kanej2007

    kanej2007 Ancient Guru

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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.
     
  6. Loobyluggs

    Loobyluggs Ancient Guru

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    Never know, might have done, but the input lag would've been hell.
     
  7. Fierce Guppy

    Fierce Guppy Active Member

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    "....and now your washing machine has a more powerful computer in it than Atlas has."

    That's called capitalism, mate.
     
  8. CronoGraal

    CronoGraal Ancient Guru

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    What does capitalism have to do with anything in this thread?
     
  9. Clouseau

    Clouseau Ancient Guru

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

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