Types of Digital Computer

Mainframe computer

Mainframe computer is a large computer system which consists of thousand of IC's and is physically distributed in more than one place.


Features of Mainframe computer

  • It is designed for high volume & processor intensive computational tasks.
  • Mainframe computer is generally shared by multiple users connected to the computer through several terminals.
  • Mainframe computer is very expensive.

Example of Mainframe computer

  • IBM system/360
  • Burroughs B 5000
  • UNIVAC 1100/2200 serirs

Mainframe computer is mostly used by large organizations like bank, railways, hospitals, etc.

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