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Microcomputer: Microcomputer is a computer that uses a microprocessor for its Central Processing Unit, rather than vacuum tubes or bipolar junction transistors, which were commonly uses before the microprocessor. Microprocessor-based computers are the backbone of the modern computer era, often considered "third generation" and today, almost all computers are microcomputers. Minicomputers: Minicomputers are computer that ranges between microcomputers and mainframe computers. Microcomputer is discussed earlier and mainframes are high-performance computer used for large-scale computing purposes that require greater availability and security than a smaller-scale machine can offer. They are large is size then the minicomputer and that’s why the minicomputers are also known as mini-mainframe computers. Minicomputers are used for small to mid-sized businesses. They were simple computer system that was equipped with essential programs and functions that would
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Unformatted text preview: handle simple tasks, such as word processing. It was also equipped with terminal to attach other devices such as printer. But they lack in capability to connect to large network which made minicomputer obsolete. If there was no need to use comprehensive applications or interact with other systems, the minicomputer was often sufficient. Supercomputer: A supercomputer is a computer that performs at or near the currently highest operational rate for computers. A supercomputer is typically used for scientific and engineering applications that must handle very large databases or do a great amount of computation (or both). At any given time, there are usually a few well-publicized supercomputers that operate at extremely high speeds. The term is also sometimes applied to far slower (but still impressively fast) computers. Most supercomputers are really multiple computers that perform parallel processing....
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