If you only have time for one of these problems, do problem three (the one on connectingmemory devices to implement a cache). If you have or are hoping to get a job interview with acompany that makes processors or which requires strong familiarity with them, do problems one andtwo. If you want to practice Verilog or VHDL do problem four. It you had the time to read this faryou have no excuse for not doing at least one of the problems.Base answers to the problems below on information in the white paper athttp://www.cpus.hp.com/techreports/PA-8700wp.pdf. This is a very concise technical sum-mary of the distinctive features of the Hewlett Packard PA-8700 processor, which implements thePrecision Architecture (PA). It was written to sell processors, so though technically informativecertain adjectives must be taken in context. Familiarity with the PA ISA is not needed to solve thisassignment. If nevertheless you’re curious, there is a brief description of the PA ISA (along with
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CPU cache, Cache algorithms, Hewlett Packard PA-8700