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Essential Guide to Computing: The Story of Information Technology, The by E. Garrison Walters

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  1. What are the three alternatives to visible light being explored for chipmaking?

  2. How do the three types of Intel desktop CPUs differ?

  3. What are some of Intel's advantages in the CPU marketplace?

  4. Who are the principal vendors of RISC-based CPUs?

  5. What are the two definitions of clone?

  6. What architecture is being used for the current generation of supercomputers? Why is it so popular?

  7. How does a server differ from a workstation?

  8. What are the tradeoffs in building CPUs for desktops vs. for portable devices?

  9. What is a set-top box and how is it connected to the computer market?

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