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Describe the Von Neumann architecture 

The Von Neumann architechture, is a design of computer system where there essentially three different entities, a processing unit, an i/o unit and an storage unit. The units are connected over buses. The processing unit can be broken down into a coupe of subunits, the ALU, the processing control unit and the program counter.


Describe the Harvard architecture

The Harvard architecture is a computerarchitecture with physically separate storage and signal pathways for instructions and data



Compare and contrast the Von Neumann and Harvard achitectures


What are CISC processors?

CISC stands for Complex Instruction Set Computing processors which has a large instruction set which is used to accomplish tasks in as few lines of assembly language as possible.