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William Stallings Computer Organization and Architecture 8 th Edition Chapter 1 Introduction
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Architecture is those attributes visible to the  programmer Instruction set, number of bits used for data  representation, I/O mechanisms, addressing  techniques. e.g. Is there a multiply instruction? Organization is how features are implemented Control signals, interfaces, memory technology. e.g. Is there a hardware multiply unit or is it done by  repeated addition?
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All Intel x86 family share the same basic  architecture The IBM System/370 family share the same  basic architecture This gives code compatibility At least backwards Organization differs between different versions
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Structure is the way in which components relate  to each other Function is the operation of individual  components as part of the structure
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2011 for the course CSCI 528 taught by Professor Rashid during the Spring '11 term at George Mason.

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