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# assignment2 - CSCI 2021 Machine Architecture and...

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CSCI 2021 Machine Architecture and Organization Written Assignment 2 Due on March 11th, in class Name: ___________________________ Student ID: ___________________________ This is an individual assignment. You cannot work on this with others. Turn in a hard copy of your work. There are 5 problems. We will grade all of them. The problems cover Chapters 2 and 3. The textbook in this context is R. Bryant, D. O'Hallaron. Computer Systems: A Programmer's Perspective. Prentice Hall, 2003 Problem 1 (12 Points) Textbook problem 2.56 on pg. 105 Problem 2 (18 Points) Consider a 16-bit floating-point representation based on the IEEE floating-point format, with one sign bit, seven exponent bits (k = 7), and eight fraction bits (n = 8). The exponent bias is 2 7-1 – 1 = 63. Give the hexadecimal encoding of the following numbers: a) -0 b) Smallest value > 1 c) 256 d) Largest denormalized e) -∞ What is the base 10 value of the floating-point number: f) 0x3AA0

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## This note was uploaded on 10/21/2011 for the course CSCI 2021 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Minnesota.

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