five generation of computers

Timeline created by rami eid
  • first generation computer

    first generation computer
    • First computers used vacuum tubes
    • First generation from 1940 to 1956
    • Magnetic drums for memory and were often enormous
    • Lowest level programing language
    • They were expensive
  • second generation computer

    second generation computer
    • Made in 1956 to 1963
    • Second generations moved from cryptic binary machine language
    • Developed for the atomic energy industry
    • Such as early versions of Cobol and Fortran
    • Transistors replaced vacuum tubes and ushered
  • third generation computer

    third generation computer
    • 1964 to 1971
    • Smaller and cheaper
    • Keyboards and monitors and interfaced with an operating system
    • Development of the integrated circuit was the hallmark
  • fourth generation computer

    fourth generation computer
    • 1971 presents microprocessors
    • In 1981 ibm introduced its first computer for the home user
    • In 1984 apple introduced the macintosh
    • Central processing unit
  • fith generation computers

    fith generation computers
    • Artificial intelligence
    • Natural language
    • Parallel processing
    • Voice recognition
    • Quantum computation
  • Period: to

    first genration computers

    • First computers used vacuum tubes
    • First generation from 1940 to 1956
    • Magnetic drums for memory and were often enormous
    • Lowest level programing language
    • They were expensive
  • Period: to

    second genration

    • Made in 1956 to 1963
    • Second generations moved from cryptic binary machine language
    • Developed for the atomic energy industry
    • Such as early versions of Cobol and Fortran
    • Transistors replaced vacuum tubes and ushered
  • Period: to

    thrid generation

    • 1964 to 1971
    • Smaller and cheaper
    • Keyboards and monitors and interfaced with an operating system
    • Development of the integrated circuit was the hallmark
  • Period: to

    fourth generation

    • 1971 presents microprocessors
    • In 1981 ibm introduced its first computer for the home user
    • In 1984 apple introduced the macintosh
    • Central processing unit
  • Period: to

    fith generation

    • Artificial intelligence
    • Natural language
    • Parallel processing
    • Voice recognition
    • Quantum computation