tmcom Posted December 21, 2022 Share Posted December 21, 2022 No, is the basic answer. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cray-1 Costed about 8 million in 1977, (80's) or $35m in todays terms, with about 2 gigaflops per second, (well 2 gig in 1985 and mega, beforehand). So breaking the numbers down, a Nintendo Oled can do about 12 Teraflops per second. There are 500 2x gigaflops in one teraflop, (so a Nintendo Oled is 500 times faster per TF or 6000 times faster than something the size of a small room and costing millions instead of $500). This puts it in perspective, The Last Starfighter, (1984) used a Cray, which was reported to be crunching roughly 20 gigaflops per second, (going by memory couldn't find any material). And remember that its top speed was about 2 per second, so about 10 seconds to render one seconds worth of video. And something that we can hold in our hands is 6000 times faster and millions cheaper, meaning it could render the scenes above in real time without blinking. I grew up with a Cray Computer poster on my wall drooling about what l could do with it, and now l have something far more powerful. And by the way China has the fastest supercomputer at 61 Pflops per second, (or 1000 trillion operations per second if it did 1Pflop). Or 6100 trillion calculations per second, present day. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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