Table of Contents

Consider the table below:

Generations

Of computers

Year of

development

The

Technology

Used

Characteristics Software

Instruction

Storage

Capacity

First 1951-1958

 

 

Vacuum tube Very big and slow in operation Machine language Small internal storage
Second 1959-1964 Transistor Less heat generation High level &

Assembly

Core storage
Third 1965-1975 100-1000

Chips

Introduction of integrated circuit Multiprogramming

Facilities

Internal
Fourth 1975-1982 1000 above VLSIC Introduction of Non-procedural language Flexible internal & external storage
Fifth 1982 and above 106chips AI and Expert

system

Introduction of object oriented programming language Small but powerful network

GENERAL EVALUATION

  1. Differentiate between the first and second generation of computers.
  2. Which of the generation of computer uses microchips?
  3. Which of the generation of computers used VLSIC?
  4. What is non-procedural programming?

 

WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT

  1. AI means………….A. artefact intelligence B. artificial intellect C. artificial intelligence D. attitude intelligence.
  2. Which of the generation of computer was between 1975 and 1982? A. First B. Second C. Fifth D. Fourth
  3. Which of the generation of computer used vacuum tube? A. First B. Second C. Fifth D. Fourth
  4. Which of the generation of computers used VLSIC? A. First B. Second C. Fifth D. Fourth
  5. Which of the generation of computers begins Non Procedural programming? A. First B. Second C. Fifth D. Fourth

 

THEORY

  1. What is artificial intelligence?
  2. Explain second generation of computers.

 

See also

GENERATIONS OF COMPUTERS

HISTORY OF COMPUTING

DATA PROCESSING

CRASH RECOVERY

MAINTENANCE OF COMPUTER

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