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brawnypandora0
December 22nd, 2010, 06:28 AM
I heard that ENIAC in the 1950s only had as much computing power as a modern day calculator. So which year did supercomputers become as fast as my computer (1.8 GHz, 512 MB DDR)? Some time in the 1960s?

bodhi.zazen
December 22nd, 2010, 06:51 AM
Thread moved to The Community Cafe.

asifnaz
December 22nd, 2010, 06:55 AM
I heard that ENIAC in the 1950s only had as much computing power as a modern day calculator. So which year did supercomputers become as fast as my computer (1.8 GHz, 512 MB DDR)? Some time in the 1960s?

ENIAC had even less powerful than modern scientific calculator .

In early 80's supercomputers was almost as powerful as your PC

handy
December 22nd, 2010, 07:42 AM
Lookup a history of CPU's on the web, you'll see the timeline.