Before Apple switched to using the Intel process in its Mac devices, the company from Cupertino used a processor called PowerPC made by Apple, Motorola, and also IBM.
A number of older Mac devices such as the iMac G3 which was launched in 1998 also use this type of processor. But who would have thought that the processor was also used by the Mars Perseverance rover, which just landed on Mars a few weeks ago?
Yes, it is understood that NASA did not use a modern type of high-performance processor, but they adopted a PowerPC processor, more precisely the PowerPC 750 processor.
We can’t compare the PowerPC 750 processor with modern processors, because this processor only supports single-core processing and clock speed up to 233MHz only.
NASA itself says that it prefers to use the processor because the technology has been tested several times and has been proven reliable. NASA doesn’t want to take risks so they still use this processor.
However, it’s possible that in the future, NASA will start to experiment with other, more modern processors so that things done in outer space can also be processed more quickly. What do you think?