8 bytes vs. 8Gbytes

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    8.589.934.592 bytes vs. 8 bytes

    1Gbyte = 1.024 Mbytes = 1.084.576 Kbytes = 1.073.741.824 bytes
    1Mbyte = 1.024 Kbytes = 1.048.576
    1Kbyte = 1.024 bytes

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    1. Aynchent1 68 months ago | reply

      This is so perfect! Great idea for a shot!

    2. ajcc [deleted] 68 months ago | reply

      Hmm, is it ferro-core memory?

    3. teclasorg 68 months ago | reply

      I dont know the word "ferro-core", Here in Spain are callet "memoria de ferrita" or "núcleos de ferrita" in english "ferrite core memory"

    4. ajcc [deleted] 68 months ago | reply

      It's the same, I read about those a while ago, they work by magnitism and current changes? So one ferrite core is one bit? 8bit is one byte.
      I'll have to search wikipedia or other pages on the web, amazing memory anyway :)

      What kind of a computer is it connected to?

    5. teclasorg 68 months ago | reply

      Yes, so is. I like it as "visible" bits. OK, are not visible, one can not see what is stored but one can see every bit position.
      This memory is from a Calculator, an Olympia RAE 4/15
      Olympia RAE4-15
      The cores are really big compared with others and seems to be handwired.
      I have also a computer, Datasaab D15, with core memory but is not photogenic.

    6. ajcc [deleted] 68 months ago | reply

      Datasaab, the Swedish super-computer? I've head about it, it's supposed to be much better than IBM's computer from that time.
      Anyway it's amazing what you can fit into 8-byte :)

    7. ajcc [deleted] 68 months ago | reply

      I found an interesting article on how core memory works.

    8. teclasorg 68 months ago | reply

      Thank you for the link. Is very clarifying.

    9. kalatorul 65 months ago | reply

      nice dialogue guys :) (foto too)

    10. teclasorg 65 months ago | reply

      Thanks. We wish you a Merry Christmas

    11. luvi 64 months ago | reply

      Wow! 8 Gb in 8 byte!

    12. teclasorg 48 months ago | reply

      thank you

    13. Chris*4 40 months ago | reply

      Seen in Views: 900 / Discussion.

      Nice capture and you now have over 1,000 views. A fantastic achievement.

      Cheers Chris

    14. Chris*4 36 months ago | reply

      Seen in a discussion of the group "Favourites: 15"

    15. Pixel-Pusher 32 months ago | reply

      This comparison is wonderful

      Those are large even for cores.

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