computer architecture

Definitions of computer architecture
  1. noun
    (computer science) the structure and organization of a computer's hardware or system software
    synonyms: architecture
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    types:
    CISC, complex instruction set computer, complex instruction set computing
    (computer science) a kind of computer architecture that has a large number of instructions hard coded into the CPU chip
    RISC, reduced instruction set computer, reduced instruction set computing
    (computer science) a kind of computer architecture that has a relatively small set of computer instructions that it can perform
    type of:
    structure
    the manner of construction of something and the arrangement of its parts
  2. noun
    the art of assembling logical elements into a computing device; the specification of the relation between parts of a computer system
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    types:
    neural net, neural network
    computer architecture in which processors are connected in a manner suggestive of connections between neurons; can learn by trial and error
    type of:
    spec, specification
    a detailed description of design criteria for a piece of work
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