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== Definition ==
 
== Definition ==
   
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'''Hardware''' refers to
'''Hardware''' includes not only [[computer]]s but also externally connected components – [[cable]]s, [[connector]]s, [[power supplies]], and [[peripheral device]]s such as a [[keyboard]], [[mouse]], and [[printer]] – that enable the [[system]] to [[execute]] functions.
 
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{{Quote|[[computer]]s and their components. It includes [[microprocessor]]s, [[memory]], [[storage media]], [[display]]s, [[personal computer]]s, [[server]]s, [[embedded device]]s, and [[supercomputer]]s, and also includes [[communications channel]]s and equipment for both [[wired network|wired]] and [[wireless network]]s.<ref>[[President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology]], Leadership Under Challenge: Information Technology R&D in a Competitive World An Assessment of the Federal Networking and Information Technology R&D Program (Aug. 2007) ([http://www.nsf.gov/geo/geo-data-policies/pcast-nit-final.pdf full-text]).</ref>}}
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Revision as of 20:20, 8 May 2011

Definition

Hardware refers to

computers and their components. It includes microprocessors, memory, storage media, displays, personal computers, servers, embedded devices, and supercomputers, and also includes communications channels and equipment for both wired and wireless networks.[1]

References

  1. President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, Leadership Under Challenge: Information Technology R&D in a Competitive World An Assessment of the Federal Networking and Information Technology R&D Program (Aug. 2007) (full-text).