What are Computers and Who Invented Them?
Computers are all around us. From our laptops to our everyday smartphones. A computer is an electronic device that reads and processes data. The father of a computer was Charles Babbage. He came up with the idea but never built it. He called it a tabulating engine. It was designed to do arithmetic or math operations. Some computers can fill up rooms. They are so big!! Now, computers have become so small that modern day smartphones are computers too! Computers play a big role in everyday life from calling your friend to finding the biggest prime number!
Supercomputers are a new type of computer. They can handle lots of information at one time! They are mostly used for math equations. These computers can handle so much processor (brain) space. A regular laptop computer can hold up to 4-16 GB (Gigabytes, a measurement of computer memory)!! A supercomputer can have up to a 300 GB memory or more!! That is a lot! These computers need to be kept cold because all of this processing creates heat! Supercomputers might change our world in the future.