The central unit in a computer that interpret instructions and carries out data processing.
Ram and Processor Speed
What two things effect the speed of a computer?
A long-term trend in the history of computing hardware, where the number of transistors that can be placed inexpensively on an integrated circuit has doubled approximately every two years.
Number of Megahertz
What is used to compare the speed of one computer to another.
Powerful computers used mainly by large organizations for critical application, typically bulk data processing such as census, industry and consumer statistics, enterprise resource planning and financial transaction processing.
RAM, CPU cache memory, virtual memory space, read only memory
What are the different units of storage (or memory)?
How many "bits" make up a "byte"?
Volatile memory (Ex. Ram)
Constantly changing memory while the computer is on and cleared when the computer is turned off.
Non volatile memory (Ex. Read only memory)
Memory that never changes and remain intact when the computer is turned off.
Where your pc can read applications in up to its limited size.
Where you can store data up to its limited size.