Von Neumann architecture

Updated: 08/08/2017 by Computer Hope
John von Neumann

The first written description of how an electronic computer should store and process information. Von Neumann architecture was originally published in John von Neumann's report of the EDVAC on June 30, 1945. This architecture is comprised of an ALU (arithmetic logic unit), memory, input/output, and a control unit. This design is still used, in one form or another, in all computers and many electronic devices produced today.

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Architecture, EDVAC, Memory terms