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EEL 6764 Fall 2018 CSE EEL 6764 Principles of Computer Architecture Midterm Exam Topics Topics The problems in the midterm exam are drawn from what’s discussed for chapter 1 and 2, and appendices A and B. The following list shows major topics. 1. Computer Architecture vs. Computer Organization 2. RISC vs. CISC 3. System design parameters 4. Classes of parallelism and parallel architectures 5. Cost, Yield, Failure Rate, MTTF 6. Power and Energy 7. Design principles such as parallelism, locality, etc 8. Performance Metrics - Execution Time, Throughput, latency, CPI, IC, MIPS 9. Amdahl’s Law 10. Need for memory hierarchy 11. Cache organizations - Direct mapped, set and fully associative 12. Cache operations - read & write 13. Evaluation of cache and overall system performance (AMAT & CPU time with cache) 14. Cache optimizations and their impacts on cache and overall performance 15. Virtual memory organizations - TLBs, Page Tables, Page Faults, etc 16. Virtual memory operations
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