2nd Generation Computer

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2nd Generation Computer by Mind Map: 2nd Generation Computer

1. Technology

1.1. Transistors

1.1.1. i.e. semi-conductors

1.1.2. no moving parts

1.1.3. small than vacuum tubes (x1,000

1.1.4. lower power consumption than vacuum tubes

1.1.4.1. Allowed for fall in cost and growth in complexity

2. Started in 1950s

3. Examples

3.1. Biggest referred to as "Mainframes"

3.2. 1955 - IBM 608

3.2.1. $83,000

3.3. 1964 - Minicomputer

3.3.1. $16,000

3.3.2. Expanded user base to small businesses

3.3.3. Beginning of 3rd Generation