Desktops? That word was't even in use. A "table-top"
as distinguished from a locker-size mainframe (PDP-11
or IBM 360) was defined as being small enough to be
thrown out thru a window.
I think the ENIAC took up a whole building!
The video card wasn't the problem: Early displays
were monochrome. How to get colored data-bars, etc?
Perhaps photograph the results separately and print
four negs onto a single color film using four
color filters in the enlarger! Then bind the color
film as a slide and show the four-color result to
your audience. TPID.
-------------- Original message ----------------------
From: James Moore <JMoore58@...
> At 06:15 PM 2/28/05 +0000, you wrote:
> Wow this is mind boggling news indeed.... but I thought that most all desktops
> with some on board video, or PCI processor were able to display millions of
> different colors, so it boggles my mind to think in terms of only four. I
> am missing
> something important about the definition of color, in the context of
> nuclear simulations?
> Any further details might help visualize what he is saying, on a layman's
> >A physicist from Brookhaven Nat. Labs addressed his
> >audience at a Stanford Physics Dept. public meeting
> >by announcing that the only computer in the world
> >with graphical output in four colors was at Brookhaven
> >and was being used to simulate H-bomb explosions so as
> >to save time and materials (the data from a computer
> >"explosion" emerged as varying graphs of energy, temp.
> >etc. across a time-base (nanoseconds?). Livermore Labs
> >probably got the next computer of that kind.
> > The Professor in Dayton.
> "Each day is a new life. Seize it. Live it."
> --David Guy Powers--