midtermf02 - CS/ECE 752 Advanced Computer Architecture Mid...

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CS/ECE 752 Advanced Computer Architecture Mid Term Exam I Friday, October 18, 2002 In Class CLOSED BOOK - 1:15 minutes A two-sided single page "cheat" sheet is allowed. Name:_________________________________________________________________________ Be concise and limit your answers to the space provided. Answers to calculations need not be reduced to a single number; they can be left as expressions. Use the back of each page for any scratch work. Problem 1. ______________ (13 points) Problem 2. ______________ (21 points) Problem 3. ______________ (10 points) Problem 4. ______________ (28 points) Problem 5. ______________ (28 points) Total ______________ (100 points) Page 1 of 6
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BE CONCISE (1) Metrics (13 points) (A) Your company has been using miss ratio as a metric for evaluating cache designs and is now considering moving to a new metric: misses per instruction (MPI) . This metric is simply what is states, the average number of misses per instruction in a run of the program. If you want to average the MPIs of different pro- gram in a workload, which mean would you use? Explain. (5 points) (B) Consider two computers, A and B, each of which have a fast-mode and a slow-mode. Computer A is capable of 1 GIPS and 100 MIPS in fast-mode and slow-mode, respectively. Likewise, computer B is capable of 800
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This note was uploaded on 10/02/2009 for the course CS/ECE 752 taught by Professor Sohi during the Spring '09 term at Wisconsin.

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