The essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture

The Essentials Of Computer Organization And Architecture

Authors: Linda Null ,julia Lobur
ISBN: 9780763704445
Edition: 3
Chapter: Introduction
Exercise: Review Of Essential Terms And Concepts
Question: 1


Question by Anonymous on 15 Sep, 2018 at 06:12 AM

What is the difference between computer organization and computer architecture?

Answer by Samuel on 17 Aug, 2016 at 09:38 AM

Diifferences between Computer organization and Computer Architecture: 

Computer organization:

  • Computer organization deals with the physical component of computer system that interacts with each other to perform various functionality
  • Computer organization is implementation of its architecture.
  • Organization changes with changing technology.
  • Example of organizational attributes includes hardware details transparent to the programmer such as control signal and peripheral.


Computer Architecture: 

  • Computer Architecture refers to set of attributes that are visible to the programmer or developer. 
  • Computer Architecture is more about design construction that may lead to better performance of the system.
  • Computer Architecture describes what the computer does.
  • Computer Architecture comes before organization. It’s like building the design and architecture of the house which takes maximum time
  •  Particular computer architecture may span over many years and can have number of different computer models.
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