So, what is computer architecture. Architecture, in the sense that we all know it, is about designing a building that is well suited for its purpose. So, it could be designing, for example, an apartment building or a house and what we want is for this building to be designed so that it work wells for whatever you want to use it. Like, for a family to live in or for a lot of people to live in. Or if it’s an office building, for a lot of offices to be there and the employees to be happy and so on. So, computer architecture is similar in that it is about designing a computer this time that is well suited for its purpose. So, we can have a large desktop computer, or a much smaller laptop computer. Or even a smartphone. And we want to design each of these so that they work well. Maybe the desktop, because it’s larger, can be much more powerful. The laptop provides some computational power in a much more constrained space. And the phone provides us with a good battery life and it’s very light weight and still provides us with some computational power that is enough to, for example, do web browsing and so on.

What is Computer Architecture? – Georgia Tech – HPCA: Part 1
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  • September 20, 2015 at 12:16 pm
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    Thanks a lot for sharing these videos

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