Grieve (grieve) wrote,
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How many Univacs is that?

Today at work one of my coworkers had a new phone. I flippantly asked him how many Univacs it was? Of course in a room full of geeks once a question like that is asked it has to be answered. We determined the phones processor was an ARM 7200 with a minimum MIPS of 20 and a maximum MIPS of 80. We googled for the MIPS of the Univac and came up with 0.04.

Making the phone worth 5000 to 20000 Univacs in terms of MIPS. Of course MIPS is not a real valid comparison, but it is still fun to see the difference of processing power over time.
Tags: geeks, mips, programming
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