8 bytes vs. 8Gbytes

40 years evolution.

40 años de evolucion.


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

  • Daniel Sancho 7y

    Thank you
  • ajcc 7y

    Hmm, is it ferro-core memory?
  • Daniel Sancho 7y

    I dont know the word "ferro-core", Here in Spain are callet "memoria de ferrita" or "núcleos de ferrita" in english "ferrite core memory"
  • ajcc 7y

    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?
  • Daniel Sancho 7y

    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.
  • ajcc 7y

    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 :)
  • ajcc 7y

    I found an interesting article on how core memory works.
  • Daniel Sancho 7y

    Thank you for the link. Is very clarifying.
  • Călin Compañero 6y

    nice dialogue guys :) (foto too)
  • Daniel Sancho 6y

    Thanks. We wish you a Merry Christmas
  • luvi 6y

    Wow! 8 Gb in 8 byte!
  • Dave Horne 5y

  • Daniel Sancho 5y

    thank you
  • barry_432 5y

  • Chris Sweetman 4y

    Seen in Views: 900 / Discussion.

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

    Cheers Chris
  • Daniel Sancho 4y

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    Seen in a discussion of the group "Favourites: 15"
  • Pixel-Pusher 4y

    This comparison is wonderful

    Those are large even for cores.
  • David Tebbutt 4mo

    Thank you for that picture Daniel. I have mentioned it in Facebook and have credited you.
  • Daniel Sancho 4mo

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