Computer Architecture 4: Questions and Solutions
Spring 2011
Duration: 2 hours
Rubric: Answer 3 out of 4 questions
This examination is worth a total of 60 marks
1.
(a)
Give two advantages of CISC instruction set architectures. Give two advantages
of RISC
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Primitive components
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Hardware description languages
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School of Computing Science
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CA4 Module
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Digital Circuit Specication with Hydra
Introduction
Multiplexers and d
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Computer Architecture 4
Lecture 5
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Building blocks
2
Wiring patterns
3
Logic on words
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School of Computing Science
University of Glasgow
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Multiplexers
5
Latches and registers
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Addition
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Syst
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Lecture 2
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Boolean functions
4
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School of Computing Science
University of Glasgow
Design Techniques
3
C
Computer Architecture 4
Spring 2008 Examination Model Solution
1.
(a) These terms refer to the number of operands in typical instructions, although
some instructions will vary. In 1-address, there is an accumulator register
used for all arithmetic, which
Computer Architecture 4: Questions and Solutions
Spring 2012
Duration: 2 hours
Rubric: Answer 3 out of 4 questions
This examination is worth a total of 60 marks
1.
(a)
Give two examples of features that might be found in an architecture targeted for
high
Computer Architecture 4: Questions and Solutions
Spring 2010
Duration: 2 hours
Rubric: Answer 3 out of 4 questions
This examination is worth a total of 60 marks
1.
(a)
Explain why a RISC architecture is likely to be slower than a CISC architecture
in a sy
Computer Architecture 4 Exam Solutions
Spring 2007
1.
(a) 0 address. Push a, push b, mul, push a, push c, mul, add, store x. 1.address:
load a, mul b, store t1, load a, mul c, add t1, store x. 2 address: load r1,a load
r2,b, mul r1,r1,r2, load r2 a, load
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
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COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE 4
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(Answer 3 out of 4 questions)
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You must
CA4 Exam Model Solution, Spring 2006
Question 1
(a) For 0-address architecture:
push a
push b
push c
mult
add
push d
sub
pop x
A problem with this style of architecture is that the operands that are not near the top
of the stack are inaccessible, so each