On This Day: September 29th

Nintendo release the Nintendo 64 and Google has the largest server farm on earth. All on today’s On This Day from TEST Huddle.



1996 – Nintendo release the Nintendo64Nintendo 64

Nintendo launches the Nintendo64 video game system in Canada and the United States. The system, originally announced as Project Reality on Monday August, 23, 1993 and later known as Ultra 64, implements a 93.75MHz 64-bit microprocessor as it’s Central Processing Unit (CPU), thus taking the title as the world’s first true 64-bit system. It was jointly designed by Nintendo and Silicon Graphics. Nintendo will report having sold 350,000 units within the first three days. Visit the system’s official website. Price: US$199.95


2004 – Google has the largest server in the worldrsz_google_server_farm

The Google server farm becomes the largest in the world, with a total calculation rate three times that of Earth Simulator, which has been the world’s fastest supercomputer since 2002, or Blue Gene, as of this date.





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