Assign2 - Assignment#2 Fall 2011 SYSC-3006 Computer Organization Department of Systems and Computer Engineering Due Date Monday October 5 at 7:00

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Assignment #2 Fall 2011 SYSC-3006 Computer Organization Department of Systems and Computer Engineering Due Date: Monday, October 5, at 7:00 PM (electronic submission) You must submit the files identified below using the electronic Submit application . The submission process will be cancelled at the deadline. No assignments will be accepted via email or on disk. Part A: General questions (assign2A.txt) 1. Answer the following questions BRIEFLY (4-5 lines maximum): a. [1 marks] On Slide 6, Part 1, we discussed various levels for the abstract models used to represent a computer. Why do programmers not use the MicroProgramControl (or the Hardware) to write Applications? b. [1 marks] Is the Assembler for the Intel family the same as the Assembler used for programming the iPhone? (which uses an ARM 1176JZ(F)-S processor). Why? c. [1 marks] High level applications like Firefox, Facebook or Tetris run both on Intel-based computers and iPhones. Considering your answer in part b., how is it possible to have such high level applications running in so many different platforms? d. [1 marks] Why is Assembly Language not used to write large applications like the ones discussed in c.? e. [1 marks] What is the CPU? What does it do? f. [1 marks] The CPU is connected to other components using what kind of interconnect? 2. [2 mark] The goal of this exercise is to help you to get used to the Instruction Set in the
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2012 for the course SYSC SYSC3006 taught by Professor G.wainer during the Fall '11 term at Carleton CA.

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Assign2 - Assignment#2 Fall 2011 SYSC-3006 Computer Organization Department of Systems and Computer Engineering Due Date Monday October 5 at 7:00

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