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A state register that stores the states of the machine. A Turing machine has two assumptions: one is the unlimited storage space and the other is completing a task regardless of the amount of time it takes. As a theoretical model, it exhibits the great power of abstraction to the highest degree. To some extent, modern computers are as close to Turing machines as modern men are close to cavemen. 1 Concept of a Turing machine. 2 VON NEUMANN MACHINE 7 as Turing proposed seven decades ago. To convince you that this is true, here is a comparison between a Turing machine’s basic elements and a modern computer’s constituent parts: † † † Tape—memory and disks Head—I/O controllers (memory bus, disk controllers, and network port) Table þ state register—CPUs In the next section, I’ll briefly introduce the next milestone in computing history, the von Neumann architecture.

The general rule of thumb is not to exceed 2 – 3 times the total amount of physical memory installed on the system. Some of the latest Intel Xeon-based systems support both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. Xeon processors are intrinsically 32-bit, but can be extended to 40 bits with Intel’s EM64T technology. Therefore, when you have a 64-bit operating system running on a Xeon-based system, the maximum amount of physical memory that can be installed might be limited to 64 GB. Check with the vendor of your system to make sure the exact configurations you have on your system.

Further details about various parity distribution algorithms are beyond the scope of this book, and interested readers should consult more specific texts about this subject. There are other RAID levels such as RAID 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 0 þ 1, and 50, which represent different combinations of stripping, mirroring, and parity algorithms. Since these RAID levels are not used as commonly as the four RAID levels of 0, 1, 10, and 5, they are not explained here. From the performance and scalability testing perspectives, it’s sufficient just to know those four most typical RAID configurations.

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