3rd December 2019

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What are the different generations of computer?

The five generations of computers
  • 1940 – 1956: First Generation – Vacuum Tubes. These early computers used vacuum tubes as circuitry and magnetic drums for memory.
  • 1956 – 1963: Second Generation – Transistors.
  • 1964 – 1971: Third Generation – Integrated Circuits.
  • 1972 – 2010: Fourth Generation – Microprocessors.

Herein, what is 1st generation of computer?

The first generation computers used vacuum tubes for circuitry and magnetic drums for memory, and were often enormous, taking up entire rooms. The vacuum tube was developed by Lee DeForest. A vacuum tube is a device generally used to amplify a signal by controlling the movement of electrons in an evacuated space.