Computer Science 152 - Spring 1992 - Wawrzynek - Midterm 2

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CS152, Midterm #2, Spring 1992 Computer Science 152, Spring 1994 Midterm #2 Prof. J. Wawrzynek This is a closed-book, closed-note, no calculator exam. You have 90 minutes. You might not have time to complete all the questions, so read all of them first. Each question is marked with it's number of points (one point per expected minute of time). Show your work. Write neatly and be well organized. Good luck! 1. Short Answer [10 pts] a. True or False: In an n-way set associative cache scheme, n must always be a power of 2. b. True or False: To properly handle an external interrupt, the current instruction must be suspended then restarted. c. Why can hard disks store a higher data density than floppy disks? d. True or False: Asynchronous busses are popular because they can operate at a higher data rate. e. True or False: TLB misses always generate CPU interrupts. f. True or False: In CMOS, ROMs can be implemented with PLA circuits. g. What is the rotational delay for a disk rotating at 5000 rpm? h. List two ways to deal with large translation tables in a page's virtual memory system. i. Why is dynamic RAM denser than static RAM? j. What is the main advantage of a microprogrammed (multi-cycle) processor design over a non- pipelined single-cycle design? 2. Caches
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This note was uploaded on 05/17/2009 for the course CS 152 taught by Professor Kubiatowicz during the Spring '04 term at Berkeley.

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