In this post, we will understand the difference between mainframe and minicomputer −
The size of the disk is large.
They have large memory storage.
The speed of processing is fast in comparison to minicomputer.
They are more expensive.
The first successful mainframe computer was invented by IBM.
They can be used to work with thousands and millions of users simultaneously.
Their processing speed is in the range of 3 to 4 MIPS and can go up to 100 MIPS.
The size of disk is small.
They have less memory storage in comparison to mainframes.
Their processing speed is less in comparison to mainframes.
It is not as expensive as mainframes.
The first microcomputer was invented by Bill Pentz.
It can support working of hundreds of users simultaneously.
Their processing speed is in the range of 10 to 30 MIPS.