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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.

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Describe the Harvard architecture

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

 

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Compare and contrast the Von Neumann and Harvard achitectures

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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.