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Exam1-W05 - Name CPE 315 Exam 1 Winter 2005 Short Answer...

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Name: ______________________ CPE 315 Exam 1 Winter 2005 Short Answer: /10 MIPS Translation: /30 Calling Convention: /10 /50

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Binary arithmetic / Floating-point: (1) Which stores larger numbers, single-precision floating-point or integers? (1) Which stores smaller numbers, single-precision floating-point or integers? (1) Which stores more numbers, single-precision floating-point or integers? (2) When considering the four general architectures (stack, accumulator, reg-mem ld-st, and reg-reg ld-st), what type of operations give reg-reg ld-st the advantage? (If you wish, you may put the answer to your homework problem and then argue what it is about that answer that makes reg-reg ld-st benefit) (2)Name two disadvantages to making a structure larger on the chip. (2)Name two disadvantages of using floating-point numbers over integers. (1) Since floating-point numbers store decimals, why do some computers provide a separate type to store numbers only to the hundredth place? /10
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