Chapter 5 Review Questions

Chapter 5 Review Questions - Jamel Jenkins CIS 121 TR...

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Jamel Jenkins CIS 121 TR 1:40-2:55 Professor English November 22, 2008 Chapter 5 Review Questions 1. Describe the ISA. a) It is the Instruction Set Level b) It is the design if the instructions implemented by the hardware c) It is the interface between software and hardware 2. State why the ISA level is important. a) The ISA level is important because it allows any language to compile to its intermediary form, the ISA instructions. b) The hardware is then built to support ISA programs. 3. Describe the macro-program. a) Macroprograms are either converted to microcode at the Microarchitecture Level or are executed directly by the hardware. 4. State the characteristics of a good ISA design. a) Performs well. b) Defines a set of instructions that can be implemented efficiently in current and future technologies. c) Provides a clean target for compiled code. d) Backward compatibility to previous versions. 5.
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