Yes, you read that correctly: 12 megahertz. Pleiades (/ ˈ p l aɪ ə d iː z, ˈ p l iː ə-/) is a petascale supercomputer housed at the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) facility at NASA's Ames Research Center located at Moffett Field near Mountain View, California. And, if so, how much more powerful are our phones? 158 racks (11,207 nodes) 3. NASA has partnered with HP to perform a long-term experiment on how high-end, modern computers will perform in space compared with on Earth.

The NASA system, from Silicon Graphics Inc., is based on Itanium 2 processors running Linux. Michio Kaku, the physicist and popular author, put it like this: “Today, your cell phone has more computer power than all of NASA back in 1969, when it placed two astronauts on the moon.” People are always surprised at how much less powerful our flight computers are compared to their home computers.

You’ve probably heard it pointed out many times that your Galaxy S7 or iPhone 7 is way more powerful than the computers that were used to send the Apollo astronauts to the moon and back.
As they become more powerful they can just do them faster. The late 1950s marked the beginning of the computer industry as an indispensable contributor to American science and business. NASA's insatiable desire to make the most of what the … Without the computers on board the Apollo spacecraft, there would have been no moon landing, no triumphant first step, no high-water mark for human space travel. Total CPU cores: 241,324 7. The Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) is a digital computer produced for the Apollo program that was installed on board each Apollo command module (CM) and Apollo Lunar Module (LM). That is 4,398,046,511,104 bits, which is more seven million times more than that of the guidance computer.But memory isn’t the only thing that matters.

It’s mind-blowing to think about that a simple calculator, designed to help students decades ago pass their exams, was more powerful than the computer … A computer is just a dumb machine that makes calculations based on what a human tells it to do. 175 Tflop/s HPCG rating (#19 on June 2019 HPCG list) 6. The AGC provided computation and electronic interfaces for guidance, navigation, and control of the spacecraft.
Total memory: 927 TB 8.

All this means that it’s more powerful than we (or most people) can comprehend. This is more than one million (1,048,576 to be exact) times more memory than the Apollo computer had in RAM. NASA Program Scientist Curt Niebur answered: The computer is a whopping 12 MHz. For example, the laptops run a program that shows the crew where they are in space to help them navigate to the space station and dock. Yes, the modern smartphone is more powerful than the computer used by NASA during the Apollo mission, but that overlooks how impressive the Apollo computers …

It has a total memory of 938 TB.