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General

Portal

The CPU Site: Everything you always wanted to know about CPUs
CPU World

Dictionary

processor (cpu) : the component of a computer system that performs the basic operations (as processing data) of the system, that exchanges data with the system’s memory or peripherals, and that manages the system’s other components — Webster

FOLDOC: Free Online Dictionary of Computing, Oxford, OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, InfoPlease, Word Reference, Urban Dictionary

Glossary

Glossary of Computer and Internet Terms (PC.net)

Encyclopedia

Microprocessor is a computer processor which incorporates the functions of a computer’s central processing unit (CPU) on a single integrated circuit (IC), or at most a few integrated circuits. The microprocessor is a multipurpose, clock driven, register based, programmable electronic device which accepts binary data as input, processes it according to instructions stored in its memory, and provides results as output. Microprocessors contain both combinational logic and sequential digital logic. Microprocessors operate on numbers and symbols represented in the binary numeral system. The integration of a whole CPU onto a single chip or on a few chips greatly reduced the cost of processing power, increasing efficiency. Integrated circuit processors are produced in large numbers by highly automated processes resulting in a low per unit cost. Single-chip processors increase reliability as there are many fewer electrical connections to fail. — Wikipedia

Britannica, Columbia (Infoplease)

Directory

Microprocessors, Semiconductors and Embedded Systems (CompInfo), Chip Directory, DMOZ Open Directory Project (AOL)

Search

WolframAlpha, DuckDuckGo

Preservation

History




Moore’s Law is golden (Computerworld)
Moore’s Law (Wikipedia)
CPU Timeline

Museum

CPU Museum

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

Participation

Education

The Journey Inside: A Fascinating Look Inside the World of Computers, Microprocessors (Intel Education)

Course

OER Commons: Open Educational Resources
Open Education Consortium

Community

Forum

Reddit

Blog

WordPress

News

CPU World, NPR Archives

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

Expression

Fun


Silicon Zoo: Gallery of creatures, doodles and other things etched on microprocessors
CPU Wars

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Future




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