The-definition.com

Definition

Control Processing Unit (CPU)

Control Processing Unit (CPU), also referred to as a microprocessor, is a critical computer component that determines the capabilities of a computer. It directs the flow of information between various input and output devices. The CPU consists of two main parts, the arithmetic-logic unit (ALU) and the control unit.

Share it:  Cite

More from this Section

  • Risk analysis
    Risk analysis is a function of DSS and EIS that allows managers to sees the risks associated ...
  • Rule-based systems
    Rule-based systems— one way to represent the knowledge and judgment of an expert within ...
  • Perception
    Perception is a process by which we give meaning to our environment by organizing and ...
  • Inference engine
    The inference engine is a component of an expert system. It is the control mechanism that ...
  • Wide-area networks (WANs)
    Wide-area networks (WANs)— networks that span large geographical areas, sometimes even ...