How Data Is Managed In a Digital Computer
This paper is an overview of computer data structure and the systems that enable the computer user to effectively manage the information within it.
# 104861 | 1,755 words | 1 source | MLA | 2008 |
Published on Jun 24, 2008 in Computer and Technology (Programming) , Computer and Technology (Technology) , Computer and Technology (Hardware) , Computer and Technology (Software)
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This paper describes that data structure is a way of storing data in a computer so that it can be used efficiently. The paper then goes on to describe how computers store the said data in terms of binary data presentations using Boolean logic. Furthermore, the paper describes data in the form of bits, along with converting binary data into decimals. Lastly, the paper talks about a computer's physical memory, which is based on one of two systems: (1) Random access memory (RAM), or (2) Read-only memory (ROM), and goes on to talk specifically about different coding systems.
From the Paper:"Data directly supported by CPU are called primary data type or machine data type computers. CPUs also process complex data type such as string, array, text files, databases, and image data such as MP3, jpeg, and mpeg. However, 64-bit and the 128-bit use different math functions in order to maintain portability. In each case, there is a signed and unsigned integer type associated with each. Excess notation is a format that is used to represent a signed integer and represents numbers in order and at the transition point; the high-order bit is set at zero. This represents the excess number. Positive numbers are above in order, negative below (Burd 78). Zero represents the excess identifier therefore; the excess 16 notation shows the value for zero is the bit pattern for 16 that is 10000."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Burd, Stephen D. System Architecture, Fifth Edition. Maryland: Course Technology Press, 2005.
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