first generation computer

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.
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We want to release the first generation computer on our own first.
Between the mid-1970s and the early 1980s, Northwest Natural Gas (NNG), a distribution company headquartered in Portland, OR, purchased, utilized and rapidly exhausted its first generation computer aided drafting (CAD) system.

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