All posts tagged "USSR"

  • Why did "Minsk" computers disappear?
    Why did “Minsk” computers disappear?

    A common problem for all Soviet computers of the late 60’s (with a few exceptions like the “Minsk-32”) was a complete hardware and software incompatibility with each other. Programs designed for a specific computer model simply could not be used...

    • Posted January 7, 2017
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  • The last of the Mohicans: The "Minsk 32" computer
    The last of the Mohicans: The “Minsk 32” computer

    The “Minsk-32” computer was released in 1968 and incorporated all of the best achievements of the previous models in the series. In addition to substantial productivity gains (the machine processed about 30 − 35 thousands operations per second), the presence...

    • Posted January 7, 2017
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  • Minks vs IBM
    “Minsk-22” USSR Computer

    The device was extremely popular in the field of planning and economics. Input and output devices that used punched cards were connected the the computer, as well as alphanumeric printing devices. But the breakthrough model can be considered to...

    • Posted January 7, 2017
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  • All-Union success of the "Minsk-2" series of computers
    All-Union success of the “Minsk-2” series of computers

    In parallel with the release of the “Minsk-1” at the Plant, the development of the second generation of computers, “Minsk-2″, was undertaken.”Minsk-2” subsequently became the first semiconductor computer in the USSR. The speed ​​of the unit was estimated...

    • Posted January 7, 2017
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  • "Minsk-1" - the first original Belarusian Computer
    “Minsk-1” – the first original Belarusian Computer

    *First-generation computer Minsk-1* The first completely original project at the plant became a computer names “Minsk-1”. Development of the device occurred in a fairly short time – 18 months. In parallel with the design of the machine, they also worked on...

    • Posted January 7, 2017
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  • Minks vs IBM
    Minks vs IBM

    Exactly 35 years ago, the first IBM PC in history went on sale, but long before that day — in the 1960’s, one of the centers of Soviet Cybernetics was in Belarus. Let us remember the story...

    • Posted January 7, 2017
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  • Restored The Soviet’s Unique All-Terrain Vehicle
    Restored The Soviet’s Unique All-Terrain Vehicle

    One of the copies of the car “Blue Bird”, developed for searching for landed astronauts, has been fully restored. The SUV in the photo is a legendary “Blue Bird”, a unique tri-axle floating SUV, designed for search...

    • Posted January 7, 2017
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