Computer Components

By Roscoe Hincks 8G

The Motherboard

The motherboard is the centre of a computer; everything sits on top of it or is connected to it in some way.
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How Motherboard Works

RAM (Random Access Memory)

The RAM is a vital component that stops your computer from lagging (when your computer slows down) . It can also be easily replaced.
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The CPU is like the brain of the computer. Every message goes through it no matter how small.
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Here are some more components:

Alan Turing

Alan Turing was a mathematician that, in 1940, invented the first computer (the 'bombe') and then invented the world's first electronic computer soon after. Unfortunately in 1952 he was arrested for being homosexual. Then to avoid prison he accepted injections of oestrogen for a year, which were intended to neutralise his libido. In that era, homosexuals were considered a security risk as they were open to blackmail. Turing's security clearance was withdrawn, meaning he could no longer work for GCHQ, the post-war successor to Bletchley Park. He then committed suicide on june 7nth 1954. By biting into an apple poisoned with cyanide.
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Alan Turing Events

1912 (23 June): Birth, Paddington, London
1926-31: Sherborne School
1930: Death of friend Christopher Morcom
1931-34: Undergraduate at King's College, Cambridge University
1932-35: Quantum mechanics, probability, logic. Fellow of King's College, Cambridge
1936: The Turing machine, computability, universal machine
1936-38: Princeton University. Ph.D. Logic, algebra, number theory
1938-39: Return to Cambridge. Introduced to German Enigma cipher machine
1939-40: The Bombe, machine for Enigma decryption
1939-42: Breaking of U-boat Enigma, saving battle of the Atlantic
1943-45: Chief Anglo-American crypto consultant. Electronic work.
1945: National Physical Laboratory, London
1946: Computer and software design leading the world.
1947-48: Programming, neural nets, and artificial intelligence
1948: Manchester University, first serious mathematical use of a computer
1950: The Turing Test for machine intelligence
1951: Elected FRS. Non-linear theory of biological growth
1952: Arrested as a homosexual, loss of security clearance
1953-54: Unfinished work in biology and physics
1954 (7 June): Death (suicide) by cyanide poisoning, Wilmslow, Cheshire.

Alan Turing - Celebrating the life of a genius

Sir Tim Berners - Lee

Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989 while working as a software engineer at CERN, the large particle physics laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland. With many scientists participating in experiments at ‪CERN and returning to their laboratories around the world, these scientists were eager to exchange data and results but had difficulties doing so. Tim understood this need, and understood the unrealized potential of millions of computers connected together through the Internet. After his amazing creation he was knighted by the queen.
Tim Berners Lee and the World Wide Web