CH 5 QUIZ
A _ device isnt restricted to any specific order when accessing data.
B. linear access
C. serial access
Software stored in NVM is called _.
B. flash storage
CH 2 NOTES
2 A(n) register is a storage location implemented in the CPU.
Registers can hold instructions as well as data items. They are used to store data and
instructions which are frequently needed.
2 The term m
CH 12 NOTES
File-Management System - collection of system software that performs file and secondary storage mgmt
and access functions
A Role as Part of the OS - usually part of OS, but sometimes supplemented by additional software,
CH 6 NOTES
FOR EXAM: Chapter 6 System Integration and Performance
System Bus - the communication channel that connects the CPU, primary storage, and peripheral
devices such as secondary storage, network and video controllers.
Subsets (data, address, contr
CH 3 NOTES
In a binary number, each digit can have only one of 2 possible values: 0 or 1.
In the decimal or binary notations, the symbol used to represent a digit and the digit's position in
a string determines its value.
CH 3 QUIZ
The term _ describes the number of bits used to represent a numeric
Binary numbers are well suited to computer processing because they correspond
directly with values in _ logic.
CH 11 & 13 NOTES
Operating System Overview 1 Definition - [collection of utility programs for supporting users and application programs, allocating
resources to multiple users and application programs, and controlling access to hardware.]
CH 4 QUIZ
When manipulating single-precision floating-point numbers, CPU
performance is measured in _.
_ describes any CPU architecture in which duplicate CPUs or processor stages can
execute in parallel.
CH 2 QUIZ
Any matter that stores data in multiple simultaneous quantum states is
called a _.
The CPU contains a few internal storage locations called _, each capable
of holding a single instruction or data item.
CH 1 NOTES
1 Systems Architecture - structure, interaction, and technology of computer or information system
a Computer Architecture - architecture of a single computer system or a group of cooperating
b Information A
CH 6 QUIZ
The main goal of buffering and caching is to _.
Reduce system load
Control data channels
Improve overall system performance
Improve I/O performance
The _ states that when multiple resources are required to produc
CH 4 NOTES
FOR EXAM w/ Notes: Chapter 4 - Processor Technology and Architecture
>CPU operations - Fetch & Execute process (not step-by-step detail in order, but identify which category the steps
occur in with respect to Fetch portion vs. Execute portion),
CH 5 NOTES
FOR EXAM: Chapter 5 Data Storage
Storage device characteristics
Speed - most important characteristic differentiation primary and secondary storage
Primary Storage extends limited capacity of CPU registers
Secondary Storage speed influences e
CH 12 QUIZ
A _ is a temporary holding area for extracting logical records from physical records.
_ breaks a unit of data into smaller segments and stores these segments on multiple disks.
Linux Commands - these are on your lab sheet and discussed in the tutorials
vi - actions listed at bottom of lab
Open - type vi (file name) to open file and edit it
Save - type :w to show changes have been written and saved
Exit - typ
CH 11 & 13 QUIZ
_ scheduling chooses the next thread to be dispatched based on the
expected amount of CPU time needed to complete the process.
A. Shortest time
B. First in first out
C. Last in first out
D. Least recently used
The _ of the O
FINAL EXAM REVIEW
Systems architecture definition
Structure, interaction, and technology of computer or information system components.
Goals/tradeoffs of data representation
Compactness - number of bits to represent a value