quote: 10 seconds to multiply two numbers
quote: Early 80s? I thought you were 15 or 16... Early 80s makes you older than me... I don't see that :P"
quote: A multiplication of a 10-digit number by a d-digit number (for d up to 10) took d+4 cycles, so a 10- by 10-digit multiplication took 14 cycles, or 2800 microseconds—a rate of 357 per second . If one of the numbers had fewer than 10 digits, the operation was faster