A 1972 Télémécanique T1600 computer with a 32 KB central memory and two 512 KB disk drives [Un ordinateur Télémécanique T1600 datant de 1972, avec 32 Ko de mémoire centrale et deux disques de 512 Ko].





Before 1972:






1972-2022, 50 years of computing:

    Poids: Nombre de processeurs: Fréquence d'horloge: Mémoire centrale: Espace disque:
1972
Télémécanique T1600
1000 Kg 1 1 MHz 32 Ko 512+512 Ko
2022
Dell Precision 3551
1 Kg 8 réels ou 16 virtuels 1-5 GHz = 1000-5000 MHz 32 Go = 32.000.000 Ko 512+1024 Go = 512.000.000+1024.000.000 Ko






More informations about this 1972 computer:





More information about what was done on this computer:

It is difficult to understand today how it was possible to work with such a computer ... Anyway, I used it in 1974 to produce my first color video pictures and the same year to program an incredible 1 KB interpretor that allowed the description of complex printed documents.







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