Fw: Deck of IBM PLAYING CARDS GOES FOR $325
aw288 at osfn.org
Sun Dec 18 20:40:41 CST 2005
> And what else do you have for 17 cents a lb ...
17 cents a pound is what I last got for mixed scrap plastic DIPs from the
> Has anybody made a computer with such a small range of components?
> ( I know of the Apollo
> guideance computer already)
The original run of Crays (Cray-1, -1M and 1S) were made from a very small
number of types. I think the original was made with just four different
chips in very large numbers: some simple gates, some more simple gates, a
flipflop, and a memory cell.
Pretty dumb idea, but Cray often "had to be different". I think the
original machines could have benefitted by using a wider range of parts
(like MECL III) - certainly the chip count would have gone way down.
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