Saturday, September 17, 2011

Mainframe computer

           Mainframe computers are system that
offer faster processing speed and greater
storage capacity than a typical mini. The
whole series of mainframe models. ranging form
small to very large are usually lumped together as
a family designation by mainframes
vendors
         The space required for the installation
of these computers is about 100 sq . ft because
in peripheral devices connected to it are also large.
Most of the mainframe computers have
the following accessories. They are;
  • central processing unit
  • 4 to 8 tape units
  • 4 to 6 hard disk units
  • card readers
  • many  visual display
  • uninterrupted power supply system 
  • line printers
  • Modulators and Demodulators
  • Workstations, etc

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