Unformatted text preview: problems. Supercomputers are a special category of extremely powerful mainframe computer systems designed for massive computational assignments. • The Computer Systems Concept. A computer is a system of information processing components that perform input, processing, output, storage, and control functions. Its hardware components include input and output devices, a central processing unit (CPU), and primary and secondary storage devices. The major functions and hardware in a computer system are summarized in Figure 3.10. • Peripheral Devices. Refer to Figures 3.14 and 3.22 to review the capabilities of peripheral devices for input, output, and storage discussed in this chapter....
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- Spring '08
- Personal computer, Minicomputer, Peripheral Devices