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arithmetic/logic unit [alu] section of central prossecing unit that preforms arithmic computations and logican operations
binary machine language that is made up of only 0s and 1s
bit A SINGLE ZERO or a single 1 in machine launguage
bios roms a type of computer chip where instructions for starting up the computer are stored
byte a single charecter in a computer language; 8 bits are equal to one byte
central processing unit microprocesser that is the brains of the computer
circuit board thin plate or board that contains electronic componets
computer an electronic device that that recives data[input], process data, stores data,and produces a result [outout]
control unit coordinates all of the processers activities
data txt numbers sound images or vidio
dual-core processes a single chip that contains two separate processers
embedded computers preform spesific tasks and can be found in a range of devices such as a digital watch or an mp3 player
file allocation table [fat] a specil log on a magnetic storage disk where each track is labeled and given a location
hard disks used 2 store data inside the computer; removable versions also avalible
hardware the actual machine-wires-transistors and circuts
information output produced by a computer
memory short term or long termway to store a file or info
mobile devices small general-purpose computers that can generally fit into the palm of your hand.
motheboard circut board mounted in a computer case that contains integral components
multi core processer an expansion that provides for more than two seperate processer
network drive a hard drive or a tape drive located on a comuter other than the users local system
notebook computers small personalcomputers that contain the monitor with a built in keybord
random access memory[ram] short term memory located on a mother boardthat the computer can read from and write to temorarily
read only memory [rom] stores spesific instructions needed for computer operations
remote storage used to extend disk space on a server and eleminatethe addition of morwe hard disks or other storage devices
server a general computer that can support a few users or hundreds of users; variations include file server, database and web server
software instructions or programd for controlling the computer
super computer fastest type of of computer used for specilized applications to process enormous amounts of data
tablet pc personal computer similar in size and thickness to a note pad; used with a stylist or digital pen on a touch screen
tracks circules on a magnetic storage device where data is stored ot retriwved
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