Apollo Guidance Computer
steve at radiorobots.com
Sun Sep 21 09:21:41 CDT 2008
I think a lot of this was done at Draper Lab, part of MIT then.
One person who worked on the code you are interested in was Richard Warren.
> Randy Dawson wrote:
>> There is the ocasional homebuilt, TTL CPU thread on here. I wanted
>> to make known this guy, John Plutorak, who reproduced the guidance
>> computer in his basement:
>> Awsome project, take a look. I intend to build one too...
> I've seen this before and it's very interesting.
> Here's a piece of trivia I picked up while researching material for my
> last project at VCF east about Floating Point Math. I talked with
> Frank O'Brian, the caretaker of the Apollo Guidance Computer exhibit
> at InfoAge in NJ about this subject. He provided this tidbit of info
> that I thought I could share here. While looking at the original code
> listings for this computer, (at the exhibit) it's quite amazing how
> they accomplished all this math within such a constrained environment
> given the technology of it's day. I feel this would make some people
> scratch their heads :)
> What type of arithmetic operations were used to perform all the
> calculations on the Apollo Guidance Computer ?
> a) Floating Point arithmetic operations
> b) Fixed Point Arithmetic operations
> c) Integer Arithmetic operations
> d) Slide Rule Arithmetic operations
> e) all of the above
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