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  • Computer SystemsComputer Generations and Types

  • COMPUTER GENERATIONS1. VACUUM TUBES: 1946-1959

  • COMPUTER GENERATIONS1. VACUUM TUBES: 1946-19592.TRANSISTORS: 1957-1963

  • COMPUTER GENERATIONS1. VACUUM TUBES: 1946-19592. TRANSISTORS: 1957-19633.INTEGRATED CIRCUITS: 1964-1979

  • COMPUTER GENERATIONS1. VACUUM TUBES: 1946-19592. TRANSISTORS: 1957-19633. INTEGRATED CIRCUITS: 1964-19794.VERY LARGE-SCALE INTEGRATED (VLSI) CIRCUITS: 1980- PRESENT

  • SUPERCOMPUTERTERAFLOP: TRILLION CALCULATIONS/SECONDHIGHLY SOPHISTICATEDCOMPLEX COMPUTATIONSFASTEST CPUsLARGE SIMULATIONSSTATE-OF-THE-ART COMPONENTSEXPENSIVE

  • MAINFRAMELARGEST ENTERPRISE COMPUTER5O MEGABYTES TO OVER ONE GIGABYTE RAMCOMMERCIAL, SCIENTIFIC, MILITARY APPLICATIONSMASSIVE DATACOMPLICATED COMPUTATIONSMIPS: Millions of Instructions per second

  • MINICOMPUTERMIDDLE-RANGE10 MEGABYTES TO OVER ONE GIGABYTE RAMUNIVERSITIES, FACTORIES, LABSUSED AS FRONT-END PROCESSOR FOR MAINFRAME

  • MICROCOMPUTERDESKTOP OR PORTABLE64 KILOBYTES TO OVER 128 MEGABYTES RAMPERSONAL OR BUSINESS COMPUTERSAFFORDABLEMANY AVAILABLE COMPONENTSCAN BE NETWORKED

  • LAPTOPS & SMALLERLAPTOP (OR NOTEBOOK): Briefcase type package, very portable, can be inexpensive, can connect to other computers or networksHAND-HELD (OR PALMTOP): Sub-miniature, wireless computer. Growing in sophistication and connectivity

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