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February 12th, 2010, 06:45 PM
A processor is one of the primary components in a computer. It is generally a Printed IC which does the majority of the calculations in a computational device. Microprocessors are present in all computers regardless of age although they have gotten smaller. In the IBM 305 RAMAC the processor is the large cabinet in the back of the picture (Below left)200px|thumb|left|The IBM 305 RAMAC. Newer processors such as the one Below right are capable of doing billions of calculations more than the 305 RAMAC while being much smaller.200px|thumb|right|A modern processor