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Early computer history

Early Computer History

How it all began

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Pascalene 1624

The first accurate mechanical calculator

Created by Blaise Pascal

Used to add, subtract, multiply, and divide

Early Computer History

  • Jacquard Loom 1820

    • Created by Joseph Jacquard

    • A machine that automated the weaving of complex patterns

    • Used holes punched in cards to automate the process

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Early Computer History

  • Hollerith Tabulating Machine 1890

    • Created by Herman Hollerith

    • Used punch cards to tabulate census data

    • Hollerith started the Tabulating Machine Company, which later became IBM

  • Analytical Engine 1834

    • Created by Charles Babbage

      • The father of computing

    • The first automatic calculator

    • Includes components similar to those found in today's computers

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Early Computer History

  • Z1 1936

    • Created by Konrad Zuse

    • The Z1 is a mechanical calculator

    • It included a control unit and memory functions

  • Atanasoff-Berry Computer 1939

    • Created by John Atanasoff and Clifford Berry

    • The first electrically powered digital computer

    • Used vacuum tubes to store data

    • The first computer to use the binary system

Atansoff-Berry Computer

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Early Computer History

  • Harvard Mark I 1944

    • Created by Howard Aiken and Grace Hopper

    • A computer used by the US Navy for ballistics calculations

    • Hopper’s contribution to computing was

      • Invention of the compiler

      • Coined the term “computer bug”

  • Turing Machine 1939

    • Created by Alan Turing

    • A hypothetical model that defined a mechanical procedure or algorithm

    • Concept of an infinite tape that could read, write, and erase was precursor to today’s RAM

1st use of “computer bug”

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Early Computer History

  • ENIAC 1944

    • Created by John W. Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert

    • The first successful high-speed electronic digital computer

  • UNIVAC 1951

    • The first commercially successful electronic digital computer

    • Used magnetic tape



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Early Computer History

  • Transistors 1945

    • Invented at Bell Laboratories

    • Replaces vacuum tubes

  • Integrated circuits 1958

    • Invented by Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments

    • A small chip containing thousands of transistors

    • Enabled computers to become smaller and lighter

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Early Computer History

  • Microprocessor chip 1971

    • Created by Intel Corporation

    • A small chip containing millions of transistors

    • It functions as the central processing unit (CPU)

Computer generations
Computer Generations

  • First-generation computers (1946–1958)

    • UNIVAC

    • Use vacuum tubes to store data

  • Second-generation computers (1959–1964)

    • Use transistors to store data

  • Third-generation computers (1965–1970)

    • Use integrated circuits

  • Fourth-generation computers (1971–Today)

    • Use a microprocessor chip

Intel 8080 and the altair 8800
Intel 8080 and the Altair 8800

  • The first microcomputer

  • Sold as a kit

  • Switches for input

  • Lights for output

  • Gates and Allen create a compiler for Basic

  • MITS receives 4,000 orders

Beginners all purpose symbolic instruction code basic
Beginners All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code (BASIC)

  • Revolutionized the software industry

  • Programming language that beginners could easily learn

  • Key language of the PC

  • Bill Gates and Paul Allen used BASIC to write the program for the Altair

  • Led to the creation of Microsoft

Apple i and apple ii
Apple I and Apple II

  • Apple I built by Steve Wozniak in 1976

  • Apple II developed by Steve Jobs in 1977

  • Uses Motorola processor

  • First fully contained microcomputer

  • Highly successful

Early competitors
Early Competitors

  • Commodore

  • TRS-80

  • Osborne

Ibm pc

  • IBM enters small computer market 1981

  • Uses open architecture

  • Purchases operating system from Microsoft

Graphical user interface
Graphical User Interface

Xerox Alto

  • Xerox

    • Palo Alto Research Center

    • Alto: 1972

  • Apple

    • Lisa: 1983

    • Macintosh: 1984

The internet boom
The Internet Boom

  • Mosaic

  • Netscape

  • Internet Explorer

  • Windows 95

Computer hardware

Computer Hardware

Central Processing Unit & Random Access Memory

The cpu processing digital information
The CPU: Processing Digital Information

  • CPU is the brains of the computer

  • Different types of CPUs

    • Intel and AMD chips: Used in most Windows-based PCs

    • Apple systems use different CPU design

  • Differentiating CPUs

    • Processing power

    • Clock speed and cache

The control unit
The Control Unit

  • Manages the switches inside the CPU

  • Is programmed by CPU designers to remember the sequence of processing stages for that CPU

  • Moves each switch to its correct setting (on or off) and then performs the work of that stage

The arithmetic logic unit alu
The Arithmetic Logic Unit (ALU)

  • Part of the CPU designed to perform mathematical operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, etc.)

  • Also performs logical OR, AND, and NOT operations

  • Is fed data from the CPU registers

    • Word size: Number of bits a computer can work with at a time


  • Small areas of storage in the CPU

  • Holds data and results of current operations

  • Holds current instruction

  • Holds address in memory of next instruction to execute

The cpu machine cycle
The CPU Machine Cycle

  • Fetch

    • The program’s binary code is “fetched” from its temporary location in RAM and moved to the CPU

  • Decode

    • The program’s binary code is decoded into commands the CPU understands.

  • Execute

    • The ALU performs the calculations.

  • Store

    • The results are stored in the registers

The system clock
The System Clock

  • Located on the motherboard

  • Controls the CPU’s processing cycles

  • Clock cycle

    • Pulse or tick

  • Clock speed

    • Number of pulses per second

    • Measured in hertz (Hz)

Making computers faster
Making Computers Faster

  • Dual processing

    • Two CPUs on the same system

    • Each processor shares the workload

  • Parallel processing

    • Network of computers

    • Each computer works on a portion of the problem simultaneously

Dual processors

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Making Computers Faster

  • Pipelining: The CPU processes more than one instruction at a time

Non-pipelined CPU

Instruction 1





Instruction 2





Pipelined CPU

Instruction 1





Instruction 2





Instruction 3





Instruction 4





Moore s law
Moore’s Law

  • Number of transistors on a CPU will double every 18 months

  • First chip had 29,000 transistors

  • Pentium chip 169,000,000 transistors

  • Moore’s Law has been accurate for 25 years

Cache memory
Cache Memory

  • Small amount of memory located on the CPU chip or near it

  • Stores recent or frequently used instructions and data

  • Used for quick access by the CPU

  • Different levels of cache

Ram the next level of temporary storage
RAM: The Next Level of Temporary Storage

  • Volatile: When you turn off your computer, the data is erased

  • Several kinds of RAM exist

  • Each type of RAM has a different design

    • Some types work at much faster speeds

    • Some transfer data more quickly

  • Primary Storage

Memory modules ram
Memory Modules & RAM

Memory modules:

  • SIMM

  • DIMM

  • Types of RAM:

    • SRAM

    • DRAM

    • SDRAM

  • Types of ram dram
    Types of RAM: DRAM

    • Dynamic RAM (DRAM)

      • Cheapest and most basic type of RAM

      • Loses its electrical charge

      • Needs to be refreshed

      • Many types of DRAM

        • SDRAM: Synchronous DRAM

        • DDR SDRAM: Double data rate SDRAM

    Types of ram sram
    Types of RAM: SRAM

    • Static RAM (SRAM)

      • Does not lose its electrical charge

      • Faster than DRAM

      • More expensive than DRAM

      • Used only in locations like cache memory

    More memory types
    More Memory Types

    • Read Only Memory - ROM

    • Complementary Metal-oxide Semiconductor - CMOS

    • Video Ram

    Buses the cpu s data highway
    Buses: The CPU’s Data Highway

    • Bus

      • Electrical pathway used to move data between components

      • Local bus: Connects the CPU with the memory

      • Expansion bus: Connects the CPU with peripheral devices





    Bus performance
    Bus Performance

    • Bus clock speed

      • Rate of speed data moves from one location to another

      • Measured in Mhz (millions of clock cycles per second)

    • Bus width

      • The number of bits of data moved on a bus at any one time

      • Measured in bits

        • 16 bits

        • 32 bits