Monday, July 27, 2009

Behind the Iron Wall: Big Small Electronic Counting Machine

Despite executing a mere 2,000 instructions per second, the first Strelas went into service at Moscow's Design Bureau Number 1 of the Third Chief Directorate. They worked on problems relating to target destruction probability and detonation efficiency of fragmentation warheads. Cold war computing. : " Kurchatov's people used mainframe in the daytime, and during the night Korolev's people [used it]. And for all the rest of Soviet science: maybe five minutes for the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy, maybe half an hour for the chemical industry." Cental based economy driven by pen ? Eh, that is why SSSR perished. Computer illiterate superpower.

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