of interest… Nasa’s Curiosity rover is PowerPC based. It has two identical computers using the RAD750 CPU . Each computer has 256K of EEPROM, 256MB of DRAM, and 2GB of flash.  Unfortunately it uses VxWorks which leaves less than 75% of its CPU time for its autonomy software according to Wikipedia.

One Response to “Curiosity is based on PowerPC”

  1. The comparison to a PowerBook is pretty far off, but NASA’s $2.5bn Curiosity rover: An Apple PowerBook on wheels talks a little about why radiation hardening is important…

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