Thursday, November 20, 2008
This month in 1977 the Cray 1 supercomputer was released.
It was 6.5' tall, and almost as wide
It cost 8.8 Million dollars
It did 80 million floating point operations per second
The PS3 pictured above cost $399
It is barely 1' tall and 4" wide
It does 218 BILLION floating point operations per second
So the next time you complain your computer is slow...... think about it.
Posted by Lee Drake at 4:53:00 PM