Historic photos: What Price Computer Memory?
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“An engineer from CDC inside the central processing unit of the CDC 6600 in the London Informatics Centre of Service in Informatics & Analysis Ltd. The engineer is checking the cabling of the additional 65K words of core storage being installed at a cost of £0.5 million.”
As captioned in 1969
That works out at the equivalent of about £120 a word, or £16 per byte, according to the Bank of England’s sterling index. (£1 in 1969 is the equivalent of about £15.65 today.)
Image identifier: CW-CDC-001
See Historic Photo November 2018: Honeywell's 40-ton mainframe from the late 1950s
Each month TNMOC curators highlight an image from the Computer Weekly photo collection held at the museum. The collection contains about 10,000 images of computer scenes and equipment. A selection of images and a link to the catalogue is on the TNMOC Flickr account.