Unit 1: Introduction to Computer Technology
In this unit, we will discuss some of the advances in technology that led to the development of modern computers. We will begin our study with a look at the different components of a computer. We will then discuss the ways in which we measure hardware and software performance before discussing the importance of computing power and how it motivated the switch from a single-core to a multi-core processor.
Completing this unit should take you approximately 7 hours.
1.1: Introduction to Computer Processors
1.2: Components of a Computer
1.3: The Role of Processor Performance
1.4: The Power Problem
1.5: The Switch to Parallel Processing
1.6: Case Study: A Recent Intel Processor
Unit 1 Assessment