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If there is one piece of technology in this world today that has been through thousands of revolutions and evolutions in the past several decades it is the computer The basis of all computers is the microprocessor which is integrated on the motherboard which functions as the computers nucleus or brain The microprocessor has evolved heavily since Intels discovery of the 4004 in 1971 to the present Pentium III class processors Even today the speed complexity versatility and efficiency of processors are enhancing at a lightning fast pace Microprocessors serve as the brain of the computer meaning that all cycles of data which is virtually trillions of numbers that are crunched at extremely high speeds are calculated inside them The speed at which these calculations are resolved are measured by hertz or Hz which is a single cycle of data per second Processors are mounted on the motherboard which is connected to all other components of the computer including its RAM Random Access Memory hard drive and storage drives The first microprocessor was founded by Intel during 1971 and it was called the 4004 which computed calculations at a speed of 750 kilohertz Intels goal was to boost its speed to 1 megahert Mhz or 1000000 cycles of data per second This was not accomplished for quite some time since consumers rarely if at all owned and knew how to operate a computer Through the next 10 years Intel would create several upgraded versions of their 4004 which slowly became faster and faster Computers first became commercialized when Intel created the 80286 also known as the i286 It was created in 1982 which was also the year that Microsofts revolutionary operating system MS DOS 10 was released This new processor could run at speeds of 6 - 8 Mhz which was revolutionary in the world of microprocessors Not only was the speed revolutionary but it also had the capability of
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