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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I was talking to my grandfather today about how technology has evolved immensely quick and we got to the topic of data storage, whereupon he said he's got an age old storage device from his days working at IBM (he retired in 92, and worked there for ages). That could give you an idea and maybe a rough timeframe.

So he pulled out that device and I've obviously never seen anything like it. I'm asking you to help piece together what is what for example the chips on the outsides as he's got some memory problems (pun intended) and couldn't explain everything to me, but would like to know himself.

Also he said he thinks that each of the crossings in the red wired part might be 1bit but wasn't sure anymore.

 

In any case thank you guys ahead of time for helping us out.

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holy 

$h!t it is old ram!

this is from 60s/70s


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It's Magnetic-core Memory. Certainly old school and very neat. What I would give for a IBM grandfather to learn from!


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Afaik this is not storage, it's RAM. Magnetic core memory to be exact.

 


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4 minutes ago, SupaKomputa said:

Wow, i never seen anything like it. 

It belongs in the museum.

Yup , seems like master level of maual labour.


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11 minutes ago, BeralShakUr said:

So I was talking to my grandfather today about how technology has evolved immensely quick and we got to the topic of data storage, whereupon he said he's got an age old storage device from his days working at IBM (he retired in 92, and worked there for ages). That could give you an idea and maybe a rough timeframe.

So he pulled out that device and I've obviously never seen anything like it. I'm asking you to help piece together what is what for example the chips on the outsides as he's got some memory problems (pun intended) and couldn't explain everything to me, but would like to know himself.

Also he said he thinks that each of the crossings in the red wired part might be 1bit but wasn't sure anymore.

 

In any case thank you guys ahead of time for helping us out.

 

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Yup thats RAM,

 

Fun fact: I think thats the same tech as the ram used by the apollo moon mission rockets computers

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Well that was quicker and easier than I hoped for, thank you guys ever so much, I've got another post coming with even older stuff, maybe you cen help there as well?^^

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Just now, Bartholomew said:

Yup thats RAM,

 

Fun fact: I think thats the same tech as the ram used by the apollo moon mission rockets computers

 

 

another fun fact working principles of these things is very similar to modern dram!


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Bartholomew said:

Yup thats RAM,

 

Fun fact: I think thats the same tech as the ram used by the apollo moon mission rockets computers

 

 

That would be awesome, though, that monster is ~30cm x ~20cm x ~10cm in size^^

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I think I found the exact model, it's probably the module from an IBM 1401 or something very similar.

http://www.righto.com/2015/03/12-minute-mandelbrot-fractals-on-50.html


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-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

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A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

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From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

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-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

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1 minute ago, BeralShakUr said:

That would be awesome, though, that monster is ~30cm x ~20cm x ~10cm in size^^

did you know that this monster of a things capacity isnt higher than 512 KILOBYTE


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1 minute ago, BeralShakUr said:

That would be awesome, though, that monster is ~30cm x ~20cm x ~10cm in size^^

It is really really cool

 

17 minutes ago, SupaKomputa said:

 

It belongs in the museum.

^this, and absolutely that! Seriously :)

 

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The mad amount of computing power is insane.... I heard from somewhere, that one singular Gooogle search is about the amount of computing power that took first people to the moon. Not 100% sure but the fridge sized mainframes fit into pockets these days... not that the pockets have become better.


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3 minutes ago, Tan3l6 said:

The mad amount of computing power is insane.... I heard from somewhere, that one singular Gooogle search amounts about the amount of computing power that took first people to the moon. Not 100% sure but the fridge sized mainframes fit into pockets these days... not that the pockets have become better.

but moon landing was fake :P


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39 minutes ago, WikiForce said:

but moon landing was fake :P

Because earth is flat?  Maybe ... the truth is out there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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9 minutes ago, Tan3l6 said:

The mad amount of computing power is insane.... I heard from somewhere, that one singular Gooogle search amounts about the amount of computing power that took first people to the moon. Not 100% sure but the fridge sized mainframes fit into pockets these days... not that the pockets have become better.

Yup indeed. Im old (pretty much belong to a museum mself lol).

First computer i ever operated hed 3584 bytes of memory; yup, thats bytes, not kilobytes.

 

Now imagine both the speed and amount of memory access and transfer when rendering 4k at 60fps,  3 bytes per pixel for just output only, also in the processing of each frame pixel multiple 32b textures are accessed, and then all the registers used when doing the math for the effects and transforms. Oof... incomprehensible amounts of data even for just 1 second of play and we take this for granted and complain of we see a glitch lol 😂.

 

 

 

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