Why can't they build them like this?
Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:22 am
Not a synth, but it is analog!
Vintage analog computer, circa 1959, from Poland.
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Yes. At one frame per day.Alex E wrote:But can it run Crysis?
That's a digital computer though. Analogue computers are a different beast.SeventhStar wrote:How about this vintage analog computer, Digital Equipment Corporation's PDP-1:
Bitexion wrote:And everyone should be wearing unicolored leotards by now. With pointy bits on them. Where's my jetpack?
My father still has a SUN system set up in his basement. He was VERY excited to take it home from his work in the late 90's. Solaris was a pretty cool GUI in its day.silikon wrote:All joking aside, things have worked out pretty well.
It doesn't feel like such a long time ago that I had a SUN Sparcstation 20 for a workstation (which had dual 85MHz processors and 512MB of RAM onboard, with a 4GB HDD and a 24-bit color video adapter running Solaris 2.4) working on SGI Challenge servers as well as the SUN SparcCenter servers and some antique (even at that time) HP 700-series servers.
I stand corrected on the PDP-1. My mistake. I just know it as the birth place of Spacewars! It was the coolest thing they could come up with to demonstrate its capabilities at the time.madtheory wrote:That's a digital computer though. Analogue computers are a different beast.SeventhStar wrote:How about this vintage analog computer, Digital Equipment Corporation's PDP-1:
TTL based arcade games are digital too.
Yeah, I made the CHM a priority when I came over to the 'States earlier in the year, but it was the wrong week for the PDP-1 demo. Still totally worth the 13,000km trip though.commodorejohn wrote:The PDP-1's a beauty alright I just wish I could manage to get down to the Computer History Museum on the occasions where they're demoing theirs...