How powerful was the Apollo 11 on-board computer?
The Apollo 11 spacecraft was equipped for its mission to the Moon with a state-of-the-art on-board computer. The CPU ran at a pace of 1 Megahertz, and the system memory was 36K in size. Currently, the typical home computer is equipped with a CPU running at least 300 MHz and many hand-held calculators contain more than 36K memory.
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