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Graded WebQuiz: Some Architecture Terminology
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RISC/CISC will be discussed in lecture on Monday. Question
Give the meaning (e.g., MSI would be "medium scale integration") of each of the following common
acronyms. Warning: Your answers must be precise: any misspellings will be marked wrong.
CPU central processing unit
CISC complex instruction set computer
MSI medium scale integration
TOS top of stack
VLSI very large scale integration
CAR control address register
RISC reduced instruction set computer
ALSU arithmetic logic shift unit You answered each item correctly.
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Which of the following are typical properties / advantages of a CISC rather than a RISC architecture?
Instructions perform simple operations
Control unit is usually microprogrammed
Instructions perform simple and complex operations
Many addressing modes
Fixed length instructions
Control unit is usually hardwired
Small register file
Most instructions access memory
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Only load and store operations access memory
Simple control unit
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