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In computers, parallel computing is closely related to parallel processing (or concurrent computing). It is the form of computation in which concomitant ("in parallel") use of multiple CPUs that is carried out simultaneously with shared-memory systems to solving a supercomputing computational problem. Parallelism is the process of large computations, which can be broken down into multiple processors that can process independently and whose results combined upon completion. Parallelism has long employed in high-performance supercomputing.

 
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Definition: A minicomputer is also known as mini. It is a class of small computers that was introduced into the world in the mid-1960s. A minicomputer is a computer which has all the features of a large size computer, but its size is smaller than those. A minicomputer lies between the mainframe and the microcomputer because its size is smaller than the former one and larger than the latter one. A minicomputer is also called as a mid-range computer. Minicomputers are mainly multi-users systems where more than one user can work simultaneously. Mini computer examples: IBM’s AS/400e, Honeywell200, TI-990



 
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Arithmetic Logic Unit (ALU): A subunit within a computer's central processing unit. ALU alu full form is Arithmetic Logic Unit , takes the data from Memory registers; ALU contains the logical circuit to perform mathematical operations like subtraction, addition, multiplication, division, logical operations and logical shifts on the values held in the processors registers or its accumulator.



 
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Definition: ENIAC stands for Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer. ENIAC was introduced in the world by J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly at the University of Pennsylvania. Earlier ENIAC was used to calculate the artillery firing tables for the Ballistic Research Laboratory of United States Army.

ENIAC was the first electronic computer which was used for general purposes like solving numerical problems.The first task done by ENIAC was performing calculations for the manufacturing of a hydrogen bomb.ENIAC can be reprogrammed for the salvation of the computer related problems.



 
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The Definition and meaning of mainframe has shifted from its original reference to the main housing, or frame, that contained the central processing unit (CPU) of the computer. In those days, all computers were big-like the size of a garage and the frame for the CPU might have been as big as a walk-in closet. Now mainframe refers to the kind of large computer that runs an entire corporation.



 
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Definition: A supercomputer is the fastest computer in the world that can process a significant amount of data very quickly. The computing Performance of a "supercomputer" is measured very high as compared to a general purpose computer. The computing Performance of a supercomputer is measured in FLOPS (that is floating-point operations per second) instead of MIPS. The supercomputer consists of tens of thousands of processors which can perform billions and trillions of calculations per second, or you can say that supercomputers can deliver up to nearly a hundred quadrillions of FLOPS.



 
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What is 32-bit: 32-bit tells us that the number of bits that can be processed or transmitted. In another way, you can say that the number of bits that can be used for the single element in a data format.
32-bit is a type of CPU (Central Processing Unit) architecture that can transfer 32 bits of data per clock cycle or you can say that it is the amount of information that the CPU can process every time it performs an operation.



 
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Definition: Micro Computer is a small computer. Your personal computers are equivalent to the microcomputer. Mainframe and Mini Computer is ancestor of microcomputer. Integrated Circuit fabrication technology reduces the size of Mainframe and Minicomputer.
Technically, a microcomputer is a computer in which the CPU (central processing unit, the brains of the computer) is contained on one single chip, a microprocessor, input/output devices and storage (memory) unit. All these components are important for a proper working of microcomputer.



 
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Grid computing is a group of computers physically connected (over a network or with Internet) to perform a dedicated tasks together, such as analysing e-commerce data and solve a complex problem. Grids are a form of "super virtual computer" that solve a particular application.The grid size may vary from small to large enterprises network.

A computing grid is constructed with the help of grid middleware software that allows them to communicate. middleware is used to translates one node information passed stored or processed information to another into a recognizable format. It is the form of "distributed computing" or "peer-to-peer computing".



 
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In 1640s, Computer term was first used as "one who calculates."  From 1897, term changed and got a new computer meaning "Calculating machine". From 1945 the term indicates as "programmable digital electronic computer".



 
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Definition: Analytical Engine is known for the world’s first special-purpose mechanical computer and set the blueprint for the modern computer. It is designed by famous English Mathematician Charles Babbage between 1834 and 1846. Charles use brass gears to built the Analytical Engine, it's not electric that is powered by steam engine.



 
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You’ve probably heard in computing industry, when you download a piece of software, the term 32-bit and 64-bit. Definition of term is that, it is used for processor, Operating System, install a game, computer driver etc.so we help you understand what the difference need to know about 32-bit vs. 64-bit architecture.



 
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"Who invented the first computer?" is not an answer to be replied in one word or name and you are sorted, the answer is not depends on single machine, computer is made up collection of different parts, each part is a separate invention and it’s separate inventor. So the answer depends on different classification of computers.



 
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Computer has making human life faster because of its incredible speed,Accuracy and storage, with which human can save anything and search it out easily when needed. We can say computer a versatile machine because it is very flexible in performing their jobs. but Computers have several important advantages and disadvantages.



 
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Primary memory is also known as main memory or may also refer to "Internal memory." and primary storage. All those types of computer memories that are directly accessed by the processor using data bus are called primary memory. That allows a processor to access stores running programs and currently processed data that stored in a memory location.



 
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Secondary memory is also known as secondary storage. The secondary memory is accessed indirectly via input/output operations. This memory is also called permanent, external, stable or persistent memory. It is characterised by its slowness and cheapness, relative to the RAM, and by its permanent appearance.

 
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Memory is an essential component of the computer. It is a hardware device that assembled on the motherboard for storing data and instructions for performing a task on the system. Two types of memory are used by the computer, one for storing data permanently and second for operating.



 
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Definition: SDRAM stands for Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory. SDRAM operates more efficiently as it works according to the synchronization of the clock. This makes it easy to manage faster, and the speed of the SDRAM measured in MHz instead of nanoseconds. SDRAM introduced in 1969-70. It most widely used in computers. Nowadays it is also used in other systems.

 
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Definition: NVRAM stands for Non-Volatile Random Access Memory. It is a kind of RAM that can store the data even when there is no power. Ex:- Flash memory is a kind of NVRAM.

 
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Definition: EEPROM (pronounce as "E-E-PROM") stands for Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory. It is a non-volatile ROM chip which used for storing a small amount of data in computers or some other electronic devices. Through EEPROM, an individual byte of data can erase and reprogrammed entirety, not selectively by the electrical voltage.

 

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