In Pictures: If it ain't broke, don't fix it: ancient computers in use today

From 1970s minicomputers used for military programs (including nuclear weapons) to an IBM punch-card system still keeping the books at a Texas filter supplier, these are the computers that time forgot.

In Pictures: If it ain't broke, don't fix it: ancient computers in use today prev next

Loading...

The U.S. Navy’s ship-based radar systems and Britain’s Atomic Weapons Establishment, which maintains that country’s nuclear warheads, use PDP minicomputers manufactured in the 1970s by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC). Another user of the PDP is Airbus, the French jetliner manufacturer. The PDP was among the second wave of mainframes called minicomputers because they were only the size of a couple of refrigerators instead of big enough to fill a room.

Prev Next 2/13

Comments on this image

There are currently no comments for this image.

Post new comment

Users posting comments agree to the PC World comments policy.

Login or register to link comments to your user profile, or you may also post a comment without being logged in.

Close

In Pictures: If it ain't broke, don't fix it: ancient computers in use today

13 images
Shopping.com

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?