Features of 2nd Generation Computers

Second Generation Computers


  1. Transistor, diodes and printed circuitry board replace the wire and thermionic valve of the first generation.
  2. Human language and multiprogramming were used.
  3. Modular blocks concept, which permit systems to be expanded, were introduced.
  4. There is real time and time-sharing capability.
  5. It has larger instruction sets.
  6. It has larger internal memories.
  7. It is faster compared to first generation computer.
  8. Magnetic core and tape of magnetic core were used for main memory, while magnetic tape storage was used for storing file.

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