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Basic Structure of
Computers
Overview

\ue000The basic structure of a computer
\ue000Machine instructions and their execution
\ue000System software that enables the preparation

and execution of programs
\ue000Performance issues in computer systems
\ue000The history of computer development
Computer Types
\ue000What is a digital computer, or computer?
\ue001A contemporary computer is a fast electronic calculating machine

that accepts digitized input information, process it according to a list
of internally stored instructions, and produces the resulting output
information.

\ue000Many types of computers exist that differ widely in
size, cost, computational power, and intended use:
\ue001Personal computers \u2013 desktop, notebook
\ue001Workstations \u2013 high-resolution graphics input/output capability,
more computational power, reliability\u2026
\ue001Enterprise systems (mainframes) and servers \u2013 much more
computing power and storage capacity, accessible via internet
\ue001Supercomputers \u2013 large-scale numerical calculations

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