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Point of View (computer hardware company)

Area servedWorldwide
Founded2000 ; 20 years ago ( 2000 )
HeadquartersEindhoven , Netherlands
IndustryComputer Hardware and Peripherals
Number of employees40+
ProductsDrones Graphics Cards Headphones Tablet PCs
TypePrivate
Websitewww .pointofview .eu

Motherboard is at the center of what makes PCs work. It houses a CPU and is hub that all other hardware runs through. The Motherboard acts as a brain; allocating power where it is needed, communicating with and coordinating across all other components-making it one of the most important pieces of hardware in computer. When choosing a motherboard, it is important to check what hardware port motherboard supplies. Its vital to check how many USB ports, and what grade they are, as well as what display ports are used and how many of each there are. Ports on motherboard will also help you define what other hardware will be compatible with your computer, such as what type of RAM and graphics card you can use. Although the motherboard is just one piece of circuitry, it is home to another, one of the most important pieces of hardware: processor. Random Access Memory, or RAM, is hardware found in memory slots of motherboard. The role of RAM is to temporarily store on-fly information created by programs and to do so in a way that makes this data immediately accessible. Tasks that require random memory could be; rendering images for graphic design, editing video or photographs, multi-tasking with multiple apps open. A hard drive is a storage device responsible for storing permanent and temporary data. This data comes in many different forms, but is essentially anything saved or installed to computer: for example, computer programs, family photos, operating system, word-processing documents, and so on. Find out more about hard drives and how they work. There are two different types of storage devices: traditional hard disk drive and newer solid state drives. Hard disk drives work by writing binary data onto spinning magnetic disks called platters that rotate at high speeds, while solid-state drives store data by using static flash memory chips. Find out more about computer storage and how solid state drives work. Especially important for 3D rendering, GPU does exactly what its name suggests and processes huge batches of graphic data. You will find that your computer graphics card has at least one GPU. As opposed to basic on-board graphic capabilities that PC motherboards supply, dedicated graphics cards interface with motherboard via expansion slot to work almost exclusively on graphic rendering. This also means you can upgrade your graphics card if you want to get a bit more performance from your PC. Not only this, but modern GPUs fulfil a broad computational workload beyond just rendering, making them extension to central processing unit. A power supply unit, commonly abbreviated as PSU, does more than just supply your computer with power. It is a point where power enters your system from external power source and is then allocated by motherboard to individual component hardware. Not all power supplies are make equally however, and without the right wattage PSU, your system will fail to work.

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Computer Hardware

The Central Processing Unit is a machine that can execute computer programs. It is sometimes referred to as the brain of computer. There are four steps that nearly all CPUs use in their operation: fetch, decode, execute, and writeback. The first step, fetch, involves retrieving instruction from program memory. In decode step, instruction is broken up into parts that have significance to other portions of CPU. During the executing step, various portions of the CPU, such as arithmetic logic Unit and floating point Unit are connected so they can perform the desired operation. Final step, writeback, simply write back results of execute step to some form of Memory. Random Access Memory is fast-Access Memory that is clear when computer is power-down. RAM attaches directly to the motherboard, and is used to store programs that are currently running. RAM is a set of integrated circuits that allow stored data to be accessed in any order. There are many different types of RAM. Distinctions between these different types include: writable vs. Read-only, static vs. Dynamic, volatile vs. Non-volatile, etc. Firmware is loaded from Read only Memory Run from Basic Input-Output System. It is a computer program that is embed in hardware device, for example, Microcontroller. As its name suggest, firmware is somewhere between hardware and software. Like software, it is a computer program which is executed by a microprocessor or microcontroller. BUT it is also tightly linked to a piece of hardware, and has little meaning outside of it. Most devices attached to Modern Systems are special-purpose Computers in their own right, running their own software. Some of these devices store that software on ROM within the device itself.

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Hardware virtualization

With Virtualization technologies, cloud computing provides flexibility in resource allocation. For example, PM with two processing cores can host two or more VMs on each core concurrently. VMs can only be allocated if the total amount of processing power by all VMs on host is not more than one available in that host. Currently, CloudSched implements dynamic load balancing, maximizing utilization, and energy-efficient scheduling algorithms. Other algorithms, such as reliability-orient and cost-orient, can be applied as well. Taking the widely used example of Amazon EC2, we show that a uniform view of different types of VMs is possible. Table 11. 1 provides eight types of VMs from Amazon EC2 online information. Amazon EC2 does not provide information on its hardware configuration. However, we can therefore form three types of different PMs based on computer units. In real CDC, for example, PM with 268. 4 GB memory, 16 cores3. 25 units, and 21690 GB of storage can be provide. In this way, uniform view of different types of VMs is possibly form. This kind of classification provides a uniform view of virtualized resources for heterogeneous Virtualization platforms, eg, Xen, KVM, VMWare, and brings great benefits for VM management and allocation. Customers only need to select suitable types of VMs based on their requirements. There are eight types of VMs in EC2, as given in Table 11. 1, where MEM stands for memory with unit GB, CPU is normalized to unit and Sto stands for hard disk storage with unit GB. Three types of PMs are considered for heterogeneous cases, as given in Table 11.


Types of Virtualization

Application virtualization runs application software without installing it directly on users ' OS. This differs from complete desktop virtualization because only application runs in a virtual environmentthe OS on the end users device runs as usual. There are three types of application virtualization: local application virtualization: entire application runs on an endpoint device but runs in a runtime environment instead of on native hardware. Application streaming: applications live on servers which send small components of software to run on the end user's device when needed Server-base application virtualizationT he application runs entirely on a server that sends only its user interface to the client device.

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Hardware as a service

Hardware-as-aService is similar to renting or leasing in a lot of ways and therefore has some of the same benefits. Just the same as if you were renting, you are just borrowing and using hardware. Whether it is short-or long-term, you return equipment to the owner at some point. Not all agreements entail taking hardware back to your office, as well explain in moment. Mostly, this approach is different from rental in thought process around IT: its Service model. So, what you are purchasing is not hardware itself but rather service to support hardware. Its best to think of HaaS as paying for utility rather than hardware, and the benefits are similar.

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Hardware vs. software

Table

HardwareSoftware
Hardware is a physical parts computer that cause processing of data.Software is a set of instruction that tells a computer exactly what to do.
It is manufactured.It is developed and engineered.
Hardware can not perform any task without software.software can not be executed without hardware.
As Hardware are physical electronic devices, we can see and touch hardware.We can see and also use the software but cant actually touch them.
It has four main categories: input device, output devices, storage, and internal components.It is mainly divided into System software, Programming software and Application software.
Hardware is not affected by computer viruses.Software is affected by computer viruses.
It can not be transferred from one place to another electrically through network.But, it can be transferred.
If hardware is damaged, it is replaced with new one.If software is damaged, its backup copy can be reinstalled.
Ex: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Printer, CPU, Hard disk, RAM, ROM etc.Ex: Ms Word, Excel, Power Point, Photoshop, MySQL etc.

This is an area in which hardware and software markets have both similarities and large differences. Both hardware and software companies value patents as a form of providing sustainable competitive advantage. But in my opinion, inherent malleability of software makes patent protection less useful in software than in Hardware. It is easier to find another way of accomplishing the same end result when you are dealing strictly with software code. It is also easier to segment in Software markets, creating a target, niche version of Software product for a specific segment, allowing smaller competitors to nip at the market leader without drawing their fire. It is much harder for a small hardware company to differentiate itself this way. On the other hand, hardware market leader that establishes itself and creates large volume business gains important competitive advantagescost. Efficiencies and brand recognition are huge, defensible advantages. So I believe this point comes down to scalein software markets, its easier for small competitors to overcome the scale of larger competitors and develop niche strategic advantage. While in Hardware, large competitors can use scale to create ultimate competitive advantage.

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Table2

The basis of comparisonHardwareSoftware
DefinitionPhysical devices that are required to store, execute (run) the software.The software is a collection of instructions that let the user interact with the hardware and command it to do a particular task.
TypesProcessing, Input, Output, Control, Storage, ExternalSystem, Application, Programming
FunctionIt is used to do the task at the machine levelIt is used to give instruction what kind of work the hardware should do based on the hardware types.
DependencyHardware is dependent on software. It starts functions once the software is loaded.The software is also somehow dependent on hardware because the software provides the instructions to hardware to do a particular task so without hardware software cannot complete the task.
FaultsFailure of hardware is random.Software failure could have many reasons may be due to systematic error, major-minor version error etc.
DurabilityHardware wears out with time.The software is durable and is not wear out but with time bugs may arise in the software which could be rectified.
NatureHardwares are tangible.Softwares are intangible.
ExampleCPU, Hard drive, RAM, keyboard, Mouse, USB drives etc.Operating systems (Microsoft Windows, Linuxs Ubuntu, Apples Macintosh.), MS-Office, MS-Media player etc.
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Introduction

This course is the first of a series that aims to prepare you for a role as entry-level IT Support Specialist. In this course, youall will be introduced to the world of Information Technology, or IT. Youall learn about different facets of Information Technology, like computer hardware, Internet, computer software, troubleshooting, and customer service. This course covers a wide variety of topics in IT that are designed to give you an overview of whatas to come in this certificate program. By the end of this course, youall will be able to: understand how binary systems work, assemble computers from scratch, choose and install operating systems on computer, understand what the Internet is, how IT work, and the impact IT has in the modern world, learn how applications are created and how they work under hood of computer utilize common problem-solving methodologies and soft skills in Information Technology setting

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Sidebar: Understanding Binary

A Listing of Binary Prefixes

PrefixRepresentsExample
kiloone thousandkilobyte=one thousand bytes
megaone millionmegabyte=one million bytes
gigaone billiongigabyte=one billion bytes
teraone trillionterabyte=one trillion bytes

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