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Old 29 June 2017, 18:15   #239
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Originally Posted by grond View Post
Then tell us the good reason. I will: transistors were sparse and nobody could imagine having two or more CPUs on a single chip.
Actually, SMT was thought of all the way back in the 50s and was a part of the design of the IBM ACS-360 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ACS-1). Although this project was never finished, it shows that it is not a new invention. For a long time it probably made the most sense on mainframe systems rather than in personal computers since as you mention, transistors were expensive.
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