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Generations of Computer


First Generation Computer


Duration: 1940 to 1956

 

Used: Vacuum tubes as CPU component

 

Language: Binary coded language

 

Example: ENIAC, EDVAC and UNIVAC

 

Advantage:

 

(1) It was used mostly for scientific applications.

(2) Only vacuum tubes were used in these generation computers.

(3)These generations computers were simple architecture.

(4) Facility for storing information.

 

 

Disadvantage:

 

(1) This generation computer was bulky in size.

(2) It can generate heat.

(3) Air-condition was required in this generation computers.

(4) It was highly unreliable.

 

What is binary coded language?

Language that operates and saves data in form of 0s and 1s is known as binary coded language.



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