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Central Processing Unit (CPU)

Also simply known as the central processor, the Central Processing Unit (CPU) is considered the brains of the computer system. The CPU’s primary function is to coordinate different components that run on a computer. The functions that the CPU administers include basic arithmetic, logic, and input/output operations that the program specifies through its instructions.

Through the course of the years, the form, design, and implementation of Pus have dramatically changed. Its fundamental operations however, are immutable. The principal components of a CPU that remain to be non-negotiables are the arithmetic logic unit and the logic operators.

Modern CPUs are usually microprocessors wherein the CPU itself is contained within a single metal oxide-semiconductor (MOS) integrated circuit chip.

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