ICT374 Major Assignment One Introduction ( Back to Beginning ) This is an individual assignment. Each student must complete this assignment independently. This assignment consists of three questions, including both theory questions and programming questions and it covers Topic 1 to Topic 4. Please note that one of the objectives of this unit is to develop skills in self-learning and research. This assignment deliberately includes questions that requires some independent research on your part in order to come up with an answer. The assignment will be marked out of 100 marks, including 10 marks awarded for the quality of presentation (including formatting and layout of your assignment documents). To achieve good marks, you must strictly adhere to the Documentation Requirements . You should try each question as soon as the relevant topic is covered, not to wait until all relevant topics are covered. Otherwise you may find that you do not have enough time to complete the assignment. Deadline and Penalty for Late Submission ( Back to Beginning ) This submission deadline of this assignment is specified in the Unit Information Page of the Unit LMS. If there is any change in the submission deadline, it will be announced in the Announcements page of the Unit LMS. Assignments submitted on or before the deadline will be marked out of 100%. Late submission of the assignment will have 10% of the student's raw mark deducted per day, unless an application for extension of submission deadline is granted. Submission that is late by more than 10 days will not be accepted (in fact the Unit LMS will stop accepting assignments 10 days after the published deadline). Applications for extension of your assignment deadline can only be made via email to the Unit Coordinator, normally prior to the specified due date of the assignment. If an extension is granted (also by email), you must attach a copy of the email to your submission (see Documentation Requirements ). Applications for extension by phone or in person do not count even if granted. The above policy will be rigorously enforced.
Question 1 (20%): Balancing the Speed, Capacity and Cost of Different Memory Technologies (Back to Beginning)A computer memory technology can be measured in terms of access speed, capacityand cost. The textbook observed the followed relationships of various memory technologies:Faster access time, greater cost per bitGreater capacity, smaller cost per bitGreater capacity, slower access speed1.Conduct a research into the average access speed, commonly available capacity and the cost per byte (per kb, per mb, per gb - it is up to you to select a suitable, but common, unit for comparison) of the following types of computer memories used in the personal computers currently sold in the market:CPU cachesPrimary memoriesSolid state drivesHard disk drivesDraw a table of comparisons among the above four types of computer memory technologies. The data in your table must reflect the technologies used in the currentPC. This data must be accurate in terms of order of magnitude (see the note in the
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