Mainframes and Personal Computers
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April 17, 2015
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Mainframes use to be the size of buildings. Now they are the size of a textbook. Personal computer's origins came from the dumb terminal. The dumb terminal was used just to access the mainframe. Then, the idea came to off load some of the processing from the mainframe and place it on your desktop.
The hardware is very similar between the mainframe and personal computer...
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Their architecture has stayed the same over the years. Only the complexity has changed but we have the same components. They both have processors, storage, memory, operating systems, and displays.
They both have memory and hard drives to access. Their operating systems optimize access for I/O because they have the same issue with I/O...
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