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Unformatted text preview: EEL 3801 EEL 3801 Computer Organization Computer Organization pring 2010 pring 2010 Spring 2010 Spring 2010 Chapter 1 Chapter 1 asic Structure of Computers asic Structure of Computers Basic Structure of Computers Basic Structure of Computers Hamacher et al , Computer Organization Acknowledgment and appreciation for various slide materials from Dr. Philip Wilsey, Dr. Randy Katz, Dr. Philip Leong Chapter 1: Introduction • Computer: an electronic calculating machine which accepts digitized “input” information, processes the information according to a “program” stored in its “memory”, and produces the resulting “output” information. • Many types of processor exist that differ widely in size, cost, computational power, and intended use.- desktop computers, notebook computers, workstations, enterprise stems (mainframes) servers supercomputers etc systems (mainframes), servers, supercomputers, etc. 2 Computing-Intensive and Communication-Intensive Applications • Email • Computer- ided Design Email • Internet Browsing • Games • Databases Computer Aided Design • Air-Traffic Control • Weather Prediction • Weapons • Word Processing • Spreadsheets • Desktop/Web Publishing • Designer Drugs • Oil Exploration • Human Genome Project • Accounts/Stock Control/Banking • Payroll • Financial Markets • Nuclear Reactor Control • Exploring Space • Education • Machines/Appliances/Electronic Devices • Art: Music, Pictures, Movies, creation and distribution The 5 fundamental omponents of a Computer System • In its simplest form, a computer can be viewed as consisting of 5...
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