L01_Basic_terms_concepts

L01_Basic_terms_concepts - Basic Terms & Concepts Basic...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–4. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Basic Terms & Concepts Basic Terms & Concepts hardware physical components of a computer software programs ogram ecified pattern of instructions for a computer to perform EECS 183 University of Michigan Lecture 01 1/7/2008 Mary Lou Dorf program specified pattern of instructions for a computer to perform run, execute, make the program go invoke, launch (start performing the instructions) Hardware Terms (1) Hardware Terms (1) CPU Central Processing Unit Part of microprocessor (e.g., G4, Pentium, etc.) the "brain" of the computer ISA EECS 183 University of Michigan Lecture 01 1/7/2008 Mary Lou Dorf Instruction Set Architecture what specific instructions the CPU can perform Hardware Terms (2) Hardware Terms (2) Primary (Main) Memory RAM = Random Access Memory fast storage, close to CPU stores both an executing program and the data it works on (e.g., Microsoft Word + a current English paper) econdary Memory EECS 183 University of Michigan Lecture 01 1/7/2008 Mary Lou Dorf...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 02/12/2010 for the course EECS 183 taught by Professor Dorf during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.

Page1 / 13

L01_Basic_terms_concepts - Basic Terms & Concepts Basic...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 4. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online