GCSE Computer Science/Computer architecture
The Von-Neumann Architecture
Show understanding of the basic Von Neumann model for a computer system and the stored program concept - 2016 CIE Syllabus p11
The Von-Neumann Architecture, and stored-program concept, works where machine code instructions and data are stored, and loaded from memory into the processor to be executed in sequential order. Von-Neumann Architecture is used for general purpose machines, where instructions and data are held in the same memory location - this is our main memory, or RAM.
The Fetch-Execute Cycle
Describe the stages of the fetch-execute cycle, including the use of registers - 2016 CIE Syllabus p11