CS490_StudyGuideT1 - STUDY GUIDE CS 490 TEST 1 CHAPTER 1...

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STUDY GUIDE CS 490 TEST 1 CHAPTER 1 – COMPUTER SYSTEM OVERVIEW Know the purpose/function of the Program Counter, Instruction Register, MAR and MBR Understand the basic instruction execution cycle, including interrupt check/processing. What was the original motivation for mutltiprogramming? Four classes of interrupts; interrupt processing Be able to describe the memory hierarchy, define hit ratio, and compute average system access time (as on your homework). Know the purpose of cache memory How does DMA I/O improve performance in a multiprogrammed computer system? State a difference/similarity between a Symmetric MultiProcessor(SMP) and a multicore computer. CHAPTER 2 – OPERATING SYSTEM OVERVIEW Three objectives of an operating system. What is an OS kernel? Why are the following hardware features (originally introduced to support batch processing) important in multiprogrammed operating systems? o
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