Computers and other Tech from Soviet Times

Computers and other Tech from Soviet Times

“Computers in Soviet times were something out of common”, states Yuri and posts a collection of old Soviet tech. From Soviet computer mouse to the Soviet documents shredder –  a set of eighteen retrospective Russian computer tech.

The first photo features a Soviet local network.

Computers and other Tech from Soviet Times

And as Yurii says this was a Soviet printer.

Computers and other Tech from Soviet Times

This one he calls a processor, whatever it means.

Computers and other Tech from Soviet Times

According to Yurii this is “multitasking”, actually what it reads is “Start”,”rewind”,”stop”.

Computers and other Tech from Soviet Times

Computers and other Tech from Soviet Times

Soviet mouse. I like the scroll wheel on the side. It’s called “Comet”.

Computers and other Tech from Soviet Times

Magnetic disc element.

Computers and other Tech from Soviet Times

Computers and other Tech from Soviet Times

Magnetic tapes data storage.

Computers and other Tech from Soviet Times

1982. The general view of information centre of Russian institute. ES-1022 computer, RAM size is 512 Kb, speed is 80,000 operations per second.

Computers and other Tech from Soviet Times

Punch cards.

Computers and other Tech from Soviet Times

Computers and other Tech from Soviet Times

Computers and other Tech from Soviet Times

Computers and other Tech from Soviet Times

Computers and other Tech from Soviet Times

Computers and other Tech from Soviet Times

And the shredder, yes.

Computers and other Tech from Soviet Times

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9 thoughts on “Computers and other Tech from Soviet Times”

  1. Some Links to ESER, hardware and so on

    http://www.eser-ddr.de/histUEBERBLICKESER_VVPr_de_001.htm

    http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Einheitliches_System_Elektronischer_Rechentechnik

    http://robotron.foerderverein-tsd.de/iddr_ec1022.html

    http://www.robotrontechnik.de/index.htm?/html/drucker/paralleldrucker.htm

    • Yep. Continued on for many years too. Many of the microprocessors were direct copies of stuff designed in the USA. They had almost an exact duplicate of the famed Zilog Z-80 chip, with just a few cosmetic changes.

      Without all the stuff they stole from the USA, they’d still be living like it was 1917.

      (china too)

      Which is sad, because they can do this themselves, they’ve proven that. But they just choose not to. Company logo’s too. No real reason to steal those either, but they do.

      It’s like instead of taking pride in developing their own stuff, they take pride in stealing stuff.

      • I worked with ЭВМ EC1022 (I can remember a joke, that why we have 3BM if all we need is just 1BM :-)); now I’m working with z/series mainframes.

        Well, soviet computers were not so bad, but the component base was poor quality and our mainframe constantly suffered from various disturbances…

      • Yhea! No time and money wasted in crappy R&D when you have good stuff already made without any taxes and f*****g royalties from greedy people! So cool isn’t it!?!

      • Yes thes Russian stole every Idea :LOL:

        an wahts about the Ideas packed in in Germany after WW2

        A4, Horten, Stratojets.. Arado 234, ME 262

  2. “And the shredder, yes.” is essentially the same device as ““multitasking”, actually what it reads is “Start”,”rewind”,”stop””

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