There are also ‘all in one’ desktop computers that combine the tower and monitor into one unit. While desktops have long been the common configuration of computers, since the mid 2000s, laptop computers have taken higher prominence in the market, due to their portability. Whilst completely different entities both physically and in functionality, computer hardware and computer software are entirely dependent on one another for them to have any sort of use.
Typically, a programmer loaded data from core memory to registers using LOAD instructions and returned it using STORE instructions. On some systems, operations could be performed directly on data in magnetic core storage. Before computing on data stored out of core the operating system had to load it into the core. In spite of their limitations, delay lines remained popular for some time. Small numbers of very short delay lines were used to augment slower memory systems. In … Read MoreRead More »