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A short History of Computers

How Have Computers Developed & Changed? Millions of us rely on the computers we use on a daily basis. They are an essential tool in the workplace, and something you're likely to see in everyone's homes. But, have you ever wondered how they evolved over the years? Today's infographic will take you on a trip back in time: The ENIAC (Electric Numerical Integrator and Computer) was the world's first electronic general-purpose computer 1st Generation The "original" computers are known as the first generation, and were in use in the 1940s and 1950s: Built in 1946, it contained: 17,468 vacuum tubes The ENIAC weighed 27 tonnes, took up 167 square metres of space and used 150 kW of 5 million hand-soldered 70,000 electricity joints resistors 10,000 сарacitors Its design and construction were paid for by the United States Army 7,200 crystal diodes 1,500 relays The Harwell CADET was a notable 2nd Generation second-generation transistor computer By 1956, vacuum tubes were no longer considered efficient for computers. Systems with transistors were introduced in this year: 64 KB It had a 64-kilobyte magnetic drum memory capacity It used a low clock speed of just 58 kHz to avoid using valves to create waveforms Other computers based on the CADET's design include the Metrovick 950 and IBM 1401 3rd Generation Although transistors were heralded as a huge innovation, it was short-lived. That's because in SECHNOLOGES PVLLTD. the 1960s, computers of the time used integrated circuits: 1964 was the year widespread use of third Technology evolved from generation computers began vacuum tube to solid-state devices Computers were smaller, more efficient and This made cheaper to run third-generation systems accessible to a wider audience In 1971, Intel released the first microprocessor - the Intel 4004 4th Generation 04004 N5832 Today's modern computers are a direct descendant from the original fourth-generation systems. In fact, we are still using fourth-generation computers today; they are just highly advanced versions of Computers The Intel were built around the 8088, the original models: designed in 1979, got Intel 4004, as it could handle most used in the processing tasks world's first PCs built by IBM IIIIII Intel also developed a RAM chip for use with the 4004, based on a design by IBM TODAY'S COMPUTERS Many of the PCs, laptops and Macs we use today are direct descendants of the Intel 8088 microprocessors. Here is a brief timeline of notable PC-based systems: Apple I| Apple Mac 1975 1981 1985 1977 1984 Olivetti P6060 Dell Turbo PC IBM Personal Computer The WORKPLACE Sources: D

A short History of Computers

shared by moosa.hemani on Jul 07
Computers are indispensable in our daily lives. They have been around for a long time, since the 1940s, to be exact. This infograph is a quick look at the history of computers.


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