first generation of computer develop where and when

0 19 Views | Posted 2011-10-04 12:43:33
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    sameera shams | Contributor-Level 10

    2011-10-04 15:52:15
    Shams@ hi mohit
    The first generation of computers is said by some to have started in 1941 with Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC) was produced by a partnershp between University of Pennsylvannia and the US government. It consisted of 18,000 vacuum tubes and 7000 resistors. It was developed by John Presper Eckert and John W. Mauchly and was a general purpose computer. "Von Neumann designed the Electronic Discrete Variable Automatic Computer (EDVAC) in 1945 with a memory to hold both a stored program as well as data." Von Neumann's computer allowed for all the computer functions to be controlled by a single source.
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    Neeraj Kumar | Guide-Level 12

    2011-10-04 13:02:10
    The first generation of computers is said by some to have started in 1946 with ENIAC, the first 'computer' to use electronic valves (ie. vacuum tubes). Others would say it started in May 1949 with the introduction of EDSAC, the first stored program computer.

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