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March 2, 2005 A single-cycle MIPS processor 4 John von Neumann In the old days, “programming” involved actually  changing a machine’s physical configuration by flipping switches or  connecting wires. — A computer could run just one program at a time. — Memory only stored data that was being operated  on. Then around 1944, John von Neumann and others 
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Unformatted text preview: got the idea to encode instructions in a format that could be stored in memory just like data. The processor interprets and executes instructions from memory. One machine could perform many different tasks, just by loading different programs into memory. The stored program design is often called a Von Neumann machine ....
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