[tz] Version identification (was Re: Downstream use of 2021c)
Clive D.W. Feather
clive at davros.org
Fri Oct 8 18:26:50 UTC 2021
Paul Eggert via tz said:
> I was a bit taken aback just now, when I realized that all of tzdb can
> be compressed into a size that would nearly fit into the RAM of the
> first computer I ever programmed, a circa-1961 GE-225 mainframe that
> weighed nearly a ton and had only 8192 20-bit words.
The first machine I programmed had only 8192 words, well actually 8188 ,
but they did have 39 bits each rather than 20.
I can't find the weight of the model we had, but the minimal system (with
4092 words) was just over 800 kg.
 All 8192 words were present, but four of them couldn't be accessed: the
addresses went to a 4 word ROM instead.
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