Any fun facts about computers you would like to share?
Share them in this thread. But they must be factual.
I’ll start it off with this fact.
ARM CPU’s are used in smart phones, tablets, and even servers.
The reason I bring this up is, Apple have announced they will drop Intel CPU’s in their desktops and laptops, and start using ARM based processors.
But what does ARM stand for?
Acorn Risc Machine
Acorn, the inventor of ARM from Cambridge UK, first produced computers way back in the early 1980’s. They won a contract from the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) to build a PC for schools. The idea was that every school classroom in the UK would have a PC.
The PC that Acorn came up with was the BBC model B computer. At the time it was state of the art.
Acorn went on to release their own PC named the Acorn Atom.
Acorn invented the ARM RISC architecture, and released a PC known as the Acorn RISC Machine. RISC stands for Reduced Instruction Set Computer in 1989.
They found if you reduced the instruction set, then the core could execute these instructions very quickly.
So there you have a brief history of ARM.