46309880 oldcomp Reboot for UKs oldest computer

BBC news has an article on the restoration of Britain’s “oldest” computer, the Harwell. It is interesting to see how computers have evovled from gas filled tubes in the 1940s to the densely packed transistors in the integrated circuit we see today. If Moore’s law (the empirical observation that the transistor density of integrated circuits doubles every 2 years) holds true, will be expecting 1Thz processors 10 years down the road?

“Britain’s oldest original computer, the Harwell, is being sent to the National Museum of Computing at Bletchley where it is to be restored to working order.

Article via [BBC NEWS]

 46309880 oldcomp Reboot for UKs oldest computer

BBC news has an article on
the restoration of Britain’s “oldest” computer, the Harwell. It is
interesting to see how computers have evovled from gas filled
tubes in the 1940s to the densely packed transistors in the integrated circuit we see today. If Moore’s law (the empirical observation that the transistor density of integrated
circuits doubles every 2 years) holds true, will
be expecting 1Thz processors 10 years down the road?

“Britain’s oldest original computer, the Harwell, is being sent to
the National Museum of Computing at Bletchley where it is to be
restored to working order.

Article via [BBC NEWS]