Computer Organization and Architecture: Basic Concepts and Evolution

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What are the architectural attributes of a computer system that are visible to the programmer?

Number of bits used to represent various data types

What does computer organization refer to?

Hardware details transparent to the programmer

Which architecture retained the same architecture so that the customer’s software investment is protected?

IBM System/370 architecture

What was a key feature of the IBM System/370 architecture models?

Could upgrade to a faster model without abandoning original software

Which of the following is an example of an organizational attribute of a computer system?

Interfaces between the computer and peripherals

Test your knowledge of basic concepts and the evolution of computer organization and architecture with this quiz based on William Stallings' 10th Edition textbook. Explore topics such as attributes of a system visible to the programmer, instruction sets, data representation, and I/O mechanisms.

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