A modern smartphone charger could control the flight to the moon

Modern high-performance processors have tremendous computing power. Smartphones today are much more powerful than supercomputers 20 years ago. A well-known developer of software for devices from Apple came to the conclusion that even a conventional charger is capable of speeding around the computer of the Apollo 11 spacecraft, which delivered the first astronauts to the moon.

For comparison, we used an Anker PowerPort Atom PD 2 charger with support for 40 W HUAWEI SuperCharge fast charging technology. It is built on the Cypress CYPD4225 processor and operates at a clock frequency of 48 MHz. For comparison, the supercomputer on the Apollo 11 ship was larger than a meter and was able to perform about 40 thousand simple mathematical calculations per second, operating at a clock frequency of 1.024 MHz.

And although Forrest Heller believes that comparing the performance of a computer that controls the flight to the Moon and a charger is not entirely correct, he said that charges potentially have sufficient computing power to help humanity fly to the Moon and come back.

Despite the apparent lightness, flying into space is not only computer performance. The speed of Apollo 11 was 15 thousand kilometers per hour. At first it revolved around the Earth, and only then went to the moon. All this time he was exposed to radiation and overloads. There are great doubts that the memory device would cope with such unfriendly conditions.

A source: gizmodo.com

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