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In 1959, an IBM 7090 could execute about 500,000instructions/sec, had a memory of 32,768 36-bit word

In 1959, an IBM 7090 could execute about 500,000instructions/sec, had a memory of 32,768 36-bit words, and cost $3million. Compare this to a current computer and determine how muchbetter the current one is by multiplying the ratio of memory sizesand speeds and then dividing this by the ratio of the prices. Nowsee what the same gains would have done to aviation in the sametime period. The Boeing 707 was delivered to the airlines insubstantial quantities in 1959. Its speed was 950 km/hr and itscapacity was initially 180 passengers. It cost $4 million. Whatwould the speed, capacity, and cost of an aircraft now be if it hadthe same gains as a computer? Clearly, state your assumptions aboutspeed, memory size, and price. Attached

 

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