Posts Tagged ‘powerpc 750’

More On Mars Curiosity’s Processor

Interesting IAmA on reddit with the Mars Curiosity team. Lots of great stuff but being a programmer this caught my eye: You are right that the processor does feel acient. Our current smarthphones are more powerful. The reasoning for this is three-fold. First of all, the computer was selected about 8 years ago, so we […]

Mars Curiosity Lands

I’ve said it once today, and I’ll say it again: Realization: No matter what I do today, it won’t be as awesome as landing a 1 ton robot on Mars with a space crane. Curiosity is the pinnacle of science and if it’s predecessors (Spirit and Opportunity) are any indication will have a long life […]