Moores Gesetz in Aktion

Ein schönes Beispiel für Fortschritt liefert das Museum of pre-historic technology (I):

From The Hunt for Red October (1984)

During her last overhaul, the Dallas had received a very special toy to go with her BQQ-5 sonar system. Called the BC-10, it was the most powerful computer yet installed aboard a submarine. Though only about the size of a business desk, it cost over five million dollars and ran at eighty million operations per second.
[…]
Twenty years and 13 or so cycles through Moore’s law later, this kind of massive computing power comes in a rather more convenient package.

(Via: a crank’s progress)

Comments are closed.