Quiz Of The Day

1. When was the term ‘mainframe’ began to be used to refer to large roomfilling computers?
(a) When the first truly electronic computer was built
(b) With the introduction of IBM System/360
(c) In the early 1970s with the introduction of minicomputers
(d) In the 1980s with the introduction of PCs

2. Where was the first electronic computer installed in India?

(a) Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

(b) Defense Research & Development Organization

(c) Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd., Bangalore

(d) Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata,

3. Many think that UNIVAC I was built by IBM. Which company was the actual manufacturer of UNIVAC?

(a) Remington Rand (b) Tandem Computers

(c) Hewlett-Packard (d) Digital Equipment Corporation

4. This super computer’s large number of silicon chips used to be overheated so much that its developer kept the chips from melting by immersing the computer in a cooling bath of inert liquid fluorocarbon. Name the super computer

(a) CRAY-1 (b) CRAY-2

(c) CRAY-3 (d) CRAY-14

5. What was a ‘washing machine’ in the era of mainframes?

(a) 14-inch hard disks in floor-standing cabinets

(b) 8-inch floppy disk drives

(c) Washing machine-size cabinets used to store punched cards

(d) Large CPU cabinets.

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