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Submission + - Mars Rover Curiosity: Less Brainpower Than Apple's iPhone 5 (slashdot.org)

Nerval's Lobster writes: "To give the Mars Rover Curiosity the brains she needs to operate took 5 million lines of code. And while the Mars Science Laboratory team froze the code a year before the roaming laboratory landed on August 5, they kept sending software updates to the spacecraft during its 253-day, 352 million-mile flight. In its belly, Curiosity has two computers, a primary and a backup. Fun fact: Apple’s iPhone 5 has more processing power than this one-eyed explorer. “You’re carrying more processing power in your pocket than Curiosity,” Ben Cichy, chief flight software engineer, told an audience at this year’s MacWorld."
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Mars Rover Curiosity: Less Brainpower Than Apple's iPhone 5

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