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Unformatted text preview: Control hazards, branch resolution, branch prediction, and stalling 4. Performance Components of processor performance: number of instructions, CPI, clock period Computing speedup Throughput vs. Latency Amdahls Law 5. I/O programming and interrupts Memory-mapped I/O Understand the structure of the interrupt handler & what the parts do (no need to memorize anything.) 6. Other topics Endianness (but we dont expect you to memorize which is little and which is big) 7. Things previously covered, that we didnt cover this semester: Floating Point Representations (single-precision IEEE 754), now left to CS 357 Multi-cycle implementation (only of historical importance) 8. Not until midterm 3: Caches...
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- Spring '08
- Computer Architecture