What is Mainframe Computers and How it Works

Mainframe Computers are generally 32-bit microprocessors. They required large storage capacity and high processing speed. These are used for very large data handling where multi user environment is needed (parallel data processing). Mainframe computers can be used by as many as hundreds or thousands of users at the same time. There are organizations such as banks and insurance companies which process large number of transactions online.

Ex : IBM 4300, IBM -370, IBM- 360, DEC, ICL etc.,


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