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CDA3101-F11-HW6-FINAL - Organization of Computer Systems...

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CDA 3101 Organization of Computer Systems Fall 2011 Homework #6 (40 points total) Assigned: Wednesday 30 November 2011 Due: at the start of lecture on Wednesday 07 December 2011 This assignment has two parts. Please start each part on a new page . Print NEATLY and put your name and section number on each page . Show your work. Please scan or Xerox- copy your homework before turning it in, and staple all pages together with a metal staple. Part I. Terms and Definitions 1. Short Answer (8 pts, 2 pt per item) Define the following (one sentence): 1.1. Pipeline Processor 1.2. Parallel Computer 1.3. Instruction-Level Parallelism 1.4. Tomasulo’s Algorithm (for scheduling instructions) 2. Parallel Computing (12 pts, 3 pt per item): 2.1. Give one example each of SISD, SIMD, and MIMD architectures. 2.2. What is a Multicore Processor? 2.3. Why are Multicore GPUs (Graphics Processing Units) useful for general- purpose parallel computing? 2.4. Give an example of a multicore CPU and draw a diagram of its architecture.
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