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Unformatted text preview: Memory – RAM: primary storage, short term, volatile. VRAM: video ram SRAM: static ram, improves performance of CPU DRAM: dynamic ram, used for computer’s main memory DDR RAM: double data rate RAM RDRAM: very expensive and very fast Cache: Memory Chip: Small block of very fast memory that sits near or on the CPU, L1 (on chip) L2 (near chip) Disk Cache: Memory attached to hard dick that contains a copy of data that is accessed frequently. ROM: power on self test- part of boot up process that detects problems I/O Operations: ROM Bios, basic input/output system Starts the operating system Byte: 8 bits. KB: 8,000 bits MB: 8,000,000 bits GB: 8,000,000,000 bits TB: 8,000,000,000,000 bits Mainframes: single mainframe services multiple terminals Servers: taking over most of computing, web pages, virtualized computers Microcomputers (aka PC)...
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- Spring '05
- Personal computer, Output devices, memory DDR RAM, rate RAM RDRAM, video ram SRAM