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EE504 Midterm Review Dr. Yifong Shih Northwestern Polytechnic University Spring 2008
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Midterm Exam Review 1 Midterm takes place on 3/26 & 3/27; 4~5 problems to be completed in 120 minutes. There will be a lecture in the first half of class next week Test will cover Chapter 1: only those portions that deal with Amdahl’s Law and performance speedup Everything in Chapter 2 Everything in Appendix A and B, and G1-G5 in App. G Everything that is covered by lecture slide sets 1 – 6 Closed book; no computers; one 8”x11” cheat-sheet allowed Midterm is based on, but is not limited to, past quizzes 2
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Midterm Review 2 Performance How to compute relative speedup of one computer against another in terms of execution time or throughput Program speedup’s relationship to fraction that can be improved: Amdahl’s Law 3
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Midterm Review 3 Instruction Set Architecture Four types of ISAs: stack, accumulator,
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