Midterm 1 Review Quiz

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Unformatted text preview: optimization for a given processor would decrease the CPI of a certain class of instructions by 40%. This class of instructions currently accounts for 20% of the execution time of this processor on a workload of interest. Unfortunately, this optimization would also result in decreasing the clock rate by 10%. a) Is this optimization worth implementing? Show your calculations. b) What is the speedup of the optimized machine over the original machine? Question 3 [10 points]. Consider the...
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