stored program

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Noun1.stored program - a program that is stored in the memory of the computer that executes it
computer program, computer programme, programme, program - (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute; "the program required several hundred lines of code"
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Described in 1945 and prevalent in most of today's computers, von Neumann architecture refers to an electronic digital computer that shares a bus between program memory and data memory.
To bridge the divide, IBM scientists created something that didn't previously exist--an entirely new neuroscience-inspired scalable and efficient computer architecture that breaks path with the prevailing von Neumann architecture used almost universally since 1946.
The von Neumann architecture, named after the Hungarian-born mathematician John von Neumann, is designed to execute linear sequences of instructions.