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Cosmo Novice
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Nov24-11, 05:39 AM
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Quote Quote by D H View Post
Shoot, there's a lab in JSC that still has working PDP-11s. Plus some excess PDP-11s used solely for spares. For whatever reason, they just don't want to upgrade. Their software works; why change? The funny thing: Just a few feet away from that dinosaur pit are several racks of blades!
As quite a senior technical analyst for a tehnical support company I can think of quite a few reasons they will be staying on old architecture!

Processing power in general now is insane compared to what Nasa had to work with in previous years.

I have heard it said there is more processing power in a modern smartphone CPU than in the entire Nasa programme in the 60's. A little off-topic bnut just thought I would add a little trivia.