Stored Program Computers

A Stored Program Architecture such as Von Neumann Architecture stores programs in computer memory and if not using an interpreted or JIT programming language the memory and data for programs can be treated the same. This methodology made programming in previous generations a lot easier as it meant the computer could be programmed using punch tape or cards. The first ‘Fully’ stored programming computer was the Manchester Mark 1 which was first operational in April 1949. there is some dispute as to the true ‘first’ stored program computer. Before the use of punch cards or tape, computers could… Continue reading Stored Program Computers