Define interrupts. Describe the various types of interrupts handler

An interrupt is a signal from a device attached to a computer or from a program within the computer that causes the main program that operates the computer (the operating system  ) to stop and figure out what to do next. Almost all personal (or larger) computers today are interrupt-driven – that is, they start […]

What is assembly language? Explain the assembler directives?

It is sometimes referred to as assembly or ASL, assembly language is a low-level programming language used to interface with computer hardware. Assembly language uses structured commands as substitutions for numbers allowing humans to read the code easier than looking at binary. Although easier to read than binary, assembly language is a difficult language and […]

Differentiate between multiprocessors and multicomputer.

  multicomputer multiprocessors 1.A computer made up of several computers. similar to parallel computing.  2. Distributed computing deals with hardware and software systems containing more than one processing element, multiple programs, running under a loosely or tightly controlled regime. 3. multicomputer have one physical address space per CPU.   4. It can run faster   […]