Infographic: Trillion-Fold Rise in Computing Puts a 1985 Supercomputer on Our Wrists

According to an astonishing infographic documenting the trillion-fold increase in computing performance since 1956, it’s true that an iPhone 4 was roughly equivalent to a hefty Cray-2 supercomputer from 1985. Now, if you so desire, you could wear that Cray-2 on your wrist (Apple Watch). Meanwhile, a Samsung Galaxy S6 is the equivalent of 18 Cray-2 supercomputers in your pocket.


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