The Ultimate Apollo Guidance Computer Talk

Jon Elson elson at
Tue Sep 18 20:29:08 CDT 2018

On 09/18/2018 12:28 PM, Liam Proven via cctalk wrote:
> Amazingly detailed 1hr talk about the Apollo Guidance Computer. It's
> stunning how much they got into mid-1960s technology: 1 MHz hand-made
> processor, 1 k of RAM, 4 k of ROM, and bank-switching, with a
> fault-tolerant multitasking OS with an interpreted metalanguage.
> Absolutely stunning.
Well, this was one of the VERY first computers built with 
monolithic integrated circuits.
NASA sure assigned a TOUGH task to the designers!

Another one was the Honeywell Alert, designed for the X-15 


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