ORGANIZ OF COMPU
ORGANIZ OF COMPU E C E 429
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Midterm 1 review ECE 429629 Fall 2003 This midterm will be closedbook closednotes Midterm will consist of Short answer questions Computational questions on Amdahl s Law CPU performance equation Iron Law SPEC means arithmetic geometric harmonic Datapath control logic questions on singlecycle datapath multicycle datapath and MIPS instruction set For the midterm students should be able to outline some key developments in the history of computer architecture including the RISC architecture identify the key developers of the RISC architecture de ne and explain the difference between RISC and CISC architectures name the only CISC machine to survive the RISC vs CISC debate and why compute the execution time of a program on a machine given the instruction mix and the clock cycle time compute and compare the SPEC ratings of different machines compute the arithmetic and geometric means of execution times identify when to use arithmetic geometric and harmonic means identify the most reliable way of measuring machine performance along with listing the problems of using MIPS millions of instructions per second compute the overall speedup of a machine given the speedup of some portion list the components of a von Neumann computer build a logic gate from transistors build a simple ALU from logic gates list the values for control lines needed for different instructions on both a single cycle and a multicycle MIPS microprocessor without interlocked pipeline stages machine given a diagram of the datapath describe the modifications necessary to implement new instructions on both a singlecycle and a multicycle MIPS machine given a diagram of the datapath convert a C program to MIPS assembly and machine code given a table of machine codes specify whether an assembly instruction is Itype Rtype or Jtype Sample short answer questions Explain the difference bw RISC and CISC What do the acronyms stand for When did the RISC vs CISC debate take place Name two prominent RISC advocates Name the only CISC computer to survive the debate Why did it survive List some differences between the 80x86 and MIPS computers List the five components of a von Neumann computer What is the key idea behind a von Neumann computer How did von Neumann get his name attached to this concept Who else deserves credit Why have stackbased architectures fallen out of favor today Name at least one current machine where you can nd stackbased architecture List some factors that a computer designer take into account What is wrong with using Whetstone andor Dhrystone to measuring computer performance What is the most reliable measure of computer performance List two aws with using MIPS millions of instructions per second to measure computer performance
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