First generation computer

<architecture> A prototype computer based on vacuum tubes and other esoteric technologies.

Chronologically, any computer designed before the mid-1950s.

Examples include Howard Aiken's Mark 1 (1944), Maunchly and Eckert's ENIAC (1946), and the IAS computer.

< Previous Terms Terms Containing first generation computer Next Terms >
fireworks mode
first class module
First Fit
Mark 1
first generation language
first-in first-out
first normal form
first-order logic