The cemetery of Soviet computers #History #VintageComputing
In an unremarkable industrial building, the kind which was built in hundreds of Soviet cities, lies a dark floor. Inside is sooty – a fire at some point? Dark cabinets held antique electronic computers. They served to measure signals and computer controlled machinery. Dozens of terminals frozen on the tables with extinct screens.
Russian Urban explores a cemetery, but one of old Soviet era computers. Clones of the American PDP-8 and PDP-11. The legendary “Saratov-2”. The machine, which was used in many enterprises of the Soviet Union in the 70s. Not a single high-quality photo existed until then. Not on the internet, not even in the museum of the enterprise developer.
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