Historic Russian computer

Historic Russian computer

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Caption: Historic Russian computer. View across the processor banks of the Ural-1, a computer built in Russia in 1959. Ural-1 used thermionic valves and could perform 12,000 floating point operations per second - a million times slower than a modern desktop computer. It was used for a variety of mathematical problems and as a test-bed for future technologies. Ural computers needed about 100 square metres of floor space. The early Ural computers were superceded by transistor-based models from 1964. Photographed at the Moscow Polytechnic Institute in 2008.

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Keywords: computer, computing, early, historic, history, horizontal, kiloflop, novosti, pioneer, processor, punched tape, russia, russian, thermionic, tube, ural-1, vacuum, valve

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