Historic Russian computer

Historic Russian computer

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Caption: Component of Strela computer. A cathode ray tube used as a component for a Russian Strela computer in 1953. Strela was a first-generation computer, based on 6,200 thermionic valves and built in 1953. It was capable of 2000 floating point operations per second, millions of times slower than a modern desktop computer. A total of seven copies of the Strela were produced. Photographed at the Moscow Polytechnic Institute in 2008.

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Keywords: cathode ray, computer, computing, early, historic, history, horizontal, kiloflop, novosti, pioneer, processor, russia, russian, strela, tube, vacuum

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