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Surgery on a PC, Extraction of CPU and Primary Memory

Taking a PC apart. At its heart, what is a digital computer? (Code/Processing + Data, in other words, a CPU+Memory)

What is a processor? The ISA level and relationship to other areas of computer science.

  • Compilers and translators
  • Assembly
  • Machine implementation and low-level hardware programming (CPSC 359)
  • Operating Systems (CPSC 457)
  • Digital Logic, Boolean Logic

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