CS 271 (Computer Architecture) Chapter 1: Introduction. CS 271 Computer Architecture Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne. Introduction to computer architecture. Basic concept “Hardware and software are logically equivalent”
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CS 271 (Computer Architecture)Chapter 1: Introduction
CS 271 Computer Architecture
Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne
(interpreted by the microprogram level)
Milestones in computer architecture
0th 1642 – 1945Mechanical
1st 1945 – 1955Vacuum tubes
2nd 1955 – 1965Transistors
3rd 1965 – 1980Integrated circuits
4th 1980 -VLSI, personal computers
5th 1970s -Invisible computers
Spectrum of computers
We will refer to these examples throughout the semester
Intel computer family
Moore’s law for (Intel) CPU chips.
Members of the MCS-51 family.
The principal metric prefixes.