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What Are General And Special Purpose Computers?

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General Purpose Computers
General-purpose computers are designed to solve a large variety of problems. That is they can be given different programmes to solve different types of problems. General-purpose computers can process business data as readily as they process complex mathematical formulas. General-purpose computers can store large amount of data and the programmes necessary to process them. Because general-purpose computers are so versatile, most businesses today use them. Most digital computers are general computers and it is mainly such computers that are used in business and commercial data processing.

Special Purpose Computers
Special purpose computers are designed to solve a specific problems; the computer programme for solving the problem is built right into the computer. Special purpose computers have many features of general-purpose computers but are designed to handle specific problems and are not applied to other computerized activities. For example, special purpose computers may be designed to process only numeric data or to completely control automated manufacturing processes. Moat analogue computers are special purpose computers.
Special purpose computers are often used as training simulators. A simulator is a computer-controlled device for training people under simulated, or artificially created, conditions. The computer creates test conditions the trainee must respond t. it then records and evaluates he responses, providing these results to both trainee and supervisor.
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What are examples of special-purpose computers and their specific functions? For what are those computers for?
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A general purpose computer is programmed to solve different problems. It can process business data and also solve mathematical problems. While a special purpose computer is specifically designed to solve a particular problem.

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