What is a Mainframe System? - Quiz & Worksheet


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What is a mainframe system?

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1. What is the typical size of a mainframe computer?

2. Is a mainframe the same as a supercomputer?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of mainframe systems. Some of the information you'll be assessed on includes the definition of a mainframe system as well as the similarities and differences of mainframes and supercomputers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Functions of a mainframe computer
  • Differences between mainframes and supercomputers
  • Organizations that use mainframe computers

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related technology lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as mainframes and supercomputers
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding mainframe computing

Additional Learning

To learn more about technology, review the accompanying lesson titled What is a Mainframe System? This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the capabilities of a mainframe computer
  • Understand how mainframes are used
  • Know popular manufacturers of mainframes
  • Relate the similarities of supercomputers and servers