Someone is Building a Huge Computer, It’s 2M High With 14,000 Transistors
Challenging popular trends in any area of life is not an easy expedition for most of the people, and when it’s about moving in reverse to the popular concepts in the tech industry, it becomes even testing and complex.
A British digital electronics engineer James Newman has embraced this challenge, as he has embarked upon a mission of building a 14m (45ft) huge computer processor, when all the tech companies are endeavoring hard to build as smaller processors as they can.
In the lounge of his bungalow, Newman is working hard on the consistent basis to complete manufacturing of the “mega processor,” which will comprise 14,000 individual transistors and 3,500 LED Lights, BBC reports.
Mr. Newman’s has spent not only three years of his life to finish his creation, he has expended a considerable fortune of £20,000 as well.
Newman was curious to know the processing of big machines. Now he has built one. His colossal processor works pretty same as the normal microprocessors do. But it has posed an extra difficulty—which is to find a suitable place to stand the processor with half a tonne of weight and 2m of height.
“I have a visual way of thinking about things, I wanted to be able to see how a computer works and how things flow around within it.
“I intended it as a learning exercise, and I have learned a lot.”
Mr. Newman feels that he requires massive determinedness to finish his project. His mother and friends are unable to understand his purpose.
“My mother keeps asking, ‘What can it do?'” Newman told. “I keep saying, ‘It’s a computer, it can do anything.'”
“My friends think it’s mad, but I think they are also slightly jealous that I can allow myself to do it.”