SYSC2001-Ch1

SYSC2001-Ch1 - Computer Architecture & Organization...

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2007 Sept 06 SYSC 2001* - Fall 2007. SYSC2001-Ch1.ppt 1 Instruction set, number of bits used for data representation, I/O mechanisms, addressing techniques, etc. e.g. Is there a multiply instruction? Control signals, interfaces, memory technology, etc. e.g. Is there a hardware multiply unit or is it done by repeated addition? hmmm … chicken/egg problem ? Architecture attributes visible to the programmer Organization how features are implemented
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2007 Sept 06 SYSC 2001* - Fall 2007. SYSC2001-Ch1.ppt 2 What Should I already know re computer keyboard mouse display disk / optical speakers other ? . . . connected devices Peripherals printer communication links network telephone cable wireless other ? . . . “Black Box” !
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SYSC 2001* - Fall 2007. SYSC2001-Ch1.ppt 3 SYSC 2001 will look inside the black box (ITBB) ! peripherals and comm n links are outside black box Will construct various models of ITBB components: Function
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