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1 University of California, Berkeley College of Engineering Computer Science Division EECS Spring 2007 John Kubiatowicz Midterm I March 21 st , 2007 CS252 Graduate Computer Architecture Your Name: SID Number: Problem Possible Score 1 16 2 21 3 19 4 20 5 24 Total 100
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3 Question #1: Short Answer [16 pts] Problem 1a[2pts]: What is simultaneous multithreading and why is it useful? Probglem 1b[2pts]: What is a data flow architecture? How would it work? Problem 1c[3pts]: What technological forces have caused Intel, AMD, Sun, and others to start putting multiple processors on a chip? Problem 1d[2pts]: Name two components of a modern superscalar architecture whose delay scales quadratically with the issue-width.
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