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CS 2011 April 5th, 2016 CS 2011: Midterm II Spring 2014 Instructor: Professor Eric Rozier Question: 1 2 3 Total Points: 20 35 45 100 Score: Answer...

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CS 2011 April 5th, 2016 CS 2011: Midterm II Spring 2014 Instructor: Professor Eric Rozier Question: 1 2 3 Total Points: 20 35 45 100 Score: Answer the questions in the spaces provided. If you run out of room for an answer, continue on the back of the page. U NIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI HONOR PLEDGE I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid on this piece of work, and I understand and will uphold the ideals of academic honesty as stated in the Honor Code. Printed name: Signature:
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CS 2011 Name: 1. PYTHIAS Inc, a company which builds branch prediction units has consulted you about a new processor they are designing. (a) [10] The processor has allocated a single bit for a special type of “smart branch” instruction which the compiler will set to indicate, for branches, if the branch is associated with a loop or with an if statement. What is a good default prediction for loops? What is a good default prediction for ifs? Why? (b) [5] Describe a way that dynamic branch prediction might help PYTHIAS better predict the result an if statement that is normally true. (c) [5] Branch prediction improves pipelining stalls due to what type of hazard? Midterm II April 5th, 2016
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CS 2011 April 5th, 2016 CS 2011: Midterm II Spring 2014
Instructor: Professor Eric Rozier Question:
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Score: 1 20 2 35 3 45 Total
100 Answer the questions in the spaces provided. If you run...

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