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Computer FundamentalDESIGN BY GALAXEEPRO.COMC O M P U T E RCharles Babbage, "father of the computer", he invented the first mechanical computer in the early 19th century.A COMPUTER is an electronic device that operates under the control of a set of instructions which are stored in its memory unit. A computer accepts data from an input device and processes it into useful information which it display an its output device.Note:- The word computer derived from the Greek word Compute, it means to calculate. Common Oriented Machine Particularly Used for Trade Education and ResearchComponentsCPU Central Processing UnitCPU consists of the following features: CPU is considered as the brain of the computer. CPU performs all types of data processing operations. It stores data, intermediate results and instructions(program). It controls the operation of all parts of computer. C P UMemory or Storage UnitControl UnitALUComponents. CPUM e m o r y o r S t o r a g e U n i tControl UnitALUMemory or Storage Unit:This unit can store instructions, data and intermediate results. This unit supplies information to the other units of the computer when needed. It is also known as internal storage unit or main memory or primary storage or Random access memory(RAM). Its size affects speed, power and capability. Primary memory and secondary memory are two types of memories in the computer. Functions of memory unit are: It stores all the data and the instructions required for processing. It stores intermediate results of processing. It stores final results of processing before these results are released to an output device. All inputs and outputs are transmitted through main memory. Components. CPUMemory or Storage UnitC o n t r o l U n i tALUControl UnitThis unit controls the operations of all parts of computer but does not carry out any actual data processing operations. Functions of this unit are: It is responsible for controlling the transfer of data and instructions among other units of a computer. It manages and coordinates all the units of the computer. It obtains the instructions from the memory, interprets them, and directs the operation of the computer. It communicates with Input/output devices for transfer of data or results from storage. It does not process or store data. Components. CPUMemory or Storage UnitControl UnitA L UALU(Arithmetic Logic Unit)This unit consists of two subsections namely Arithmetic section Logic Section Arithmetic SectionFunction of arithmetic section is to perform arithmetic operations like addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. All complex operations are done by making repetitive use of above operations. Logic SectionFunction of logic section is to perform logic operations such as comparing, selecting, matching and merging of data. Memory Units /Storage CapacityMemory Units /Storage CapacityUnit Description4 Bits 1 Nibble8 Bits 1 Byte1024 Bytes 1 KB (Kilo Byte)1024 Kilobytes 1 MB (Mega Byte)1024 Megabytes 1 GB (Giga Byte)1024 Gigabytes 1 TB (Tera Byte)1024 Terabytes 1 PB (Peta Byte)1024 Petabytes 1 EB (Exa Byte)1024 Exabytes 1 ZB (Zetta Byte)Computer Generations F i r s t G e n e r a t i o n Second Generation Third Generation Fourth Generation Fifth Generation First Generation The period of first generation: 1946-1959. Vacuum tube based. Advantages Vacuum tube technology Unreliable Supported machine language only DisadvantagesVery costly Generated lot of heat Slow input and output devices Huge size Need of A.C. Non-portable Consumed lot of electricity Some computers of this generation were: ENIAC , EDVAC, UNIVAC, IBM-701, IBM-650 Computer Generations First Generation S e c o n d G e n e r a t i o n Third Generation Fourth Generation Fifth Generation Second Generation The period of second generation: 1959-1965. Transistor based. AdvantagesUse of transistors Reliable in comparison to first generation computers Smaller size as compared to first generation computers Supported machine language only DisadvantagesGenerated less heat as compared to first generation computers Consumed less electricity as compared to first generation computers Faster than first generation computers Still very costly Supported machine and assembly languages Some computers of this generation were: IBM 1620 , IBM 7094 , CDC 1604 , CDC 3600 , UNIVAC 1108 Computer Generations First Generation Second Generation T h i r d G e n e r a t i o n Fourth Generation Fifth Generation Third Generation The period of third generation: 1965-1971. Integrated Circuit based. AdvantagesIC used More reliable in comparison to previous two generations Smaller size Generated less heat Faster Lesser maintenance DisadvantagesStill costly A.C needed Consumed lesser electricity Supported high-level language Some computers of this generation were: IBM-360 series, Honeywell-6000 series , PDP(Personal Data Processor) IBM-370/168 , TDC-316 Computer Generations First Generation Second Generation Third Generation F o u r t hG e n e r a t i o nFifth Generation Fourth Generation The period of fourth generation: 1971-1980. VLSI microprocessor based. AdvantagesVLSI technology used Very cheap Portable and reliable Use of PC's Very small size Pipeline processing No A.C. needed Concept of internet was introduced Great developments in the fields of networks Computers became easily available Some computers of this generation were: DEC 10 , STAR 1000, PDP 11, CRAY-1(Super Computer) CRAY-X-MP(Super Computer) Computer Generations First Generation Second Generation Third Generation Fourth Generation F i f t hG e n e r a t i o nFifth Generation The period of fifth generation: 1980-onwards.ULSI microprocessor based AI includes Robotics Neural networks Game Playing Development of expert systems to make decisions in real life situations. Natural language understanding and generation AdvantagesULSI technology Development of true artificial intelligence Development of Natural language processing Advancement in Parallel Processing Advancement in Superconductor technology More user friendly interfaces with multimedia features Availability of very powerful and compact computers at cheaper rates Some computers of this generation were: Desktop , Laptop , Notebooks , Ultra Book , Chrome Book Types Of ComputerP C ( P e r s o n a l C o m p u t e r ) WorkStation Mini Computer Main Frame Supercomputer PC (Personal Computer) The Programma 101 was the first commercial "desktop personal computer", produced by the Italian company Olivetti and invented by the Italian engineer Pier Giorgio Perotto, inventor of the magnetic card system.It is a single user computer system, having moderately powerful microprocessor are based on the microprocessor technology that enables manufacturers to put an entire CPU on one chip. Businesses use personal computers for word processing, accounting, desktop publishing, and for running spreadsheet and database management applications. At home, the most popular use for personal computers is playing games and surfing Internet. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Programma_101https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desktop_computerhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italyhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olivettihttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pier_Giorgio_Perottohttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetic_card_systemTypes Of ComputerPC (Personal Computer) W o r k S t a t i o nMini Computer Main Frame Supercomputer WorkStation It was introduced in 1960 , It is also a single user computer system which is similar to personal computer but have more powerful microprocessor. Common operating systems for workstations are UNIX and Windows NT. Like PC, Workstations are also single-user computers like PC but are typically linked together to form a local-area network, although they can also be used as stand-alone systems. Types Of ComputerPC (Personal Computer) WorkStation M i n i C o m p u t e r Main Frame Supercomputer Mini Computer developed in the mid-1960s, It is a multi-user computer system which is capable of supporting hundreds of users simultaneously. It is a midsize multi-processing system capable of supporting up to 250 users simultaneously.Types Of ComputerPC (Personal Computer) WorkStation Mini Computer M a i n F r a m e Supercomputer Main Frame Several manufacturers produced mainframe computers from the late 1950s through the 1970s. The group of manufacturers was first known as "IBM and the Seven Dwarfs.Mainframe is very large in size and is an expensive computer capable of supporting hundreds or even thousands of users simultaneously. Mainframe executes many programs concurrently and supports many simultaneous execution of programs. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BUNCHTypes Of ComputerPC (Personal Computer) WorkStation Mini Computer Main Frame S u p e r c o m p u t e rSeymour Cray, Supercomputer Inventor, Supercomputers were introduced in the 1960s.Supercomputer Supercomputers are one of the fastest computers currently available. Supercomputers are very expensive and are employed for specialized applications that require immense amount of mathematical calculations (number crunching). For example, weather forecasting, scientific simulations, (animated) graphics, fluid dynamic calculations, nuclear energy research, electronic design, and analysis of geological data (e.g. in petrochemical prospecting).
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