Every now and then, I run across a rumor of the Soviets building a tri-nary processor, way back when. But I can never find a source beyond the infamous guy who knows a guy...

The idea is interesting, but I suspect it's mostly fantasy.

Has anyone ever heard of this from a credible source? Or is this the Maths/Science/Engineering version of the majestic yeti?

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    $\begingroup$ Can we assume that you've read en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ternary_computer? $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 15, 2017 at 12:54
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    $\begingroup$ You are free to assume anything you like, but in this specific case you would have assumed incorrectly. I don't know why "Ternary" never occurred to Me as a search term, but I'm glad you pointed it out. Thanks a lot. $\endgroup$
    – That Guy
    Commented Jul 15, 2017 at 13:52


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