1983

Newsweek - - Rewind -

The U.S. and Ja­pan were com­pet­ing to build the most pow­er­ful com­put­ers, said Newsweek, in a bid for “in­creased geopo­lit­i­cal con­trol.” The 74 su­per­com­put­ers in ex­is­tence then could per­form sev­eral hun­dred mil­lion op­er­a­tions per sec­ond. In com­par­i­son, the chip in Ap­ple’s new­est iphones is ca­pa­ble of one tril­lion op­er­a­tions per sec­ond.

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