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Computer Generations

What was the first Electronic Computer? When and who built it? ABC Atanasoff-Berry Computer.John Atanasoff and Clifford Berry.Between 1939-1942
What is the ENIAC? Electronic Numerical Integration and Calculator.
What is CPU? Central Processing unit.
What is the EDVAC Electronic Discrete Variable Automatic Computer.
What is the EDSAC Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Computer.
Who designed and built the EDVAC and the EDSAC? Mauchly, Eckert, and von Neumann.
What language was the EDVAC and the EDSAC using? Machine language. 0's and 1's to represent the status of a switch.
What is the UNIVAC? Who built it? When was it sold? Mauchly and Eckert.First sold to the U.S. Census Bureau in 1951.
What are some Disadvatages about the First Generation Computers? Many vacuum tubes and they were large. Very expensive.
What is an Advantage of the first generation computers? The ability to perform up to 1,000 calculations per second.
Who built the transistor? William Shockley, John Bardeen, and Walter Brittain of Bell Laboratories.
When was the Transistor built? 1947
What is some advatages of the Transistor? Smaller. Less Expensive.Calculating speeds up to 10,000 calculations per second.
What was the First medium sized computer? The model 650.
Whats a disadvantage of the model 650? Expensive.
Whats some Advatages of the model 650? Smaller.Capable of handling a flood of paperwork.
Created by: DC10