Mucho kudos to Mr (von)Newman
Totally agree with the commenters who suggest housing this in a public institution as an educational exhibit. NMoC was my first thought but Cambridge makes more sense geographically (damn you both - put it in my local science museum so that I can go and ogle it!).
El Reg is being a tad lazy by comparing its performance to integrated circuits of yore. It would be nice to see how it stacks up on the whole continuum of computing, at least as far back as the first valve-based systems.
All hail the man in a shed (or spare bedroom) with too much time on his hands!
(And before anyone points it out I know it's von Neumann)