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Chapter1Quiz
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Question1

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WhatdoesCPImeasureinaprocessor?
Latency
Power
Throughput
Efficiency

Question2

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WhichisnotoneoftheEightGreatIdeasincomputerarchitecture?

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redundancy
abstraction
commoncasefast
prediction
complexity
memoryhierarchy
Moore'sLaw
parallelism
pipelining

Question3

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Becauseitdrivesalltheothers,themostimportantoftheeightgreatideasis

Moore'sLaw

Question4

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WSCsaretakingoverfromevermorecomplextraditionalserversasthe
backboneofhighperformancecomputing.WSCscontainasmanyas
100,000simpleservers.WSCstandsfor

WarehouseScaleComputers

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Question5

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AfterMooresLaw,themostscalablewaytodramaticallyimprovecomputer
systemperformanceismassiveparallelismasevidencedbytheriseof
WSCs.Whatisthemajordifficultyinachievingtheperformancepromiseof
WSCs?
Software
Hardware
Power

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Abstractions(hidingthedetailsoflowerlevelsofahierarchy)areused
extensivelyincomputersystemdesign.Oneofthemostimportant
abstractionsistheinterfacebetweenthelowestlevelofsoftwareandthe
hardware.ThisabstractionlayeriscalledtheISA.ISAstandsfor

InstructionSetArchitecture

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Whichofthesedoesnotaffectoverallapplicationperformance?
theoperatingsystem
theprogramminglanguage
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thecompiler
theI/Osystem
theprocessor
densityofTLA's

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Question8
Thesmallestcomponentofinformationinacomputerisa
bit
byte
gulp
nibble
word

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Question9
Orderthefollowingfromhighest(3)tolowest(1)abstraction.
HLL,highlevellanguage

machinelanguage

assemblylanguage

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WhichofthefollowingisnotanHLL?
Python
C
Java
ObjectiveC
Cobra

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CPUstandsfor

CentralProcessingUnit

Question12

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Cachememoryisbuiltoutof:
SRAM

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MRAM
DRAM

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Question13
MainMemoryisbuiltoutof:
DRAM
SRAM
MRAM
FlashRAM

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Question14
Relativetooneanother,Xis
DRAM

SRAM

denser

faster

Question15

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Orderthesememoriesfastest(4)toslowest(1)
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Flash

DRAM

SRAM

Disk

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Question16
Statewhethereachmemorytypeisvolatileornonvolatile
SRAM

DRAM

Flash

Disk

volatile

volatile

nonvolatile

nonvolatile

Question17

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Theinternetisa

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SAN
WAN
LAN

Question18

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Themostcomplexintegratedcircuits(ICs)todaycontain
Millionsoftransistors
Trillionsoftransistors
Billionsoftransistors

Partial

Question19

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Theclockrateorclockspeedofaprocessorismeasuredin
Hertz(i.eGHz)orcycles/second
andistheinverseoftheclock period

Answer1:
Hertz(i.eGHz)orcycles/second
Answer2:
period

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Themostimportantimplementationtechnologyinthefieldofinformation
technologyiscalledCMOS.WhatdoesCMOSstandfor?

ComplementaryMetalOxideSemiconductor

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CMOStransistorscomeintwoflavors,NMOSandPMOS.Thesearemade
bydopingpurecrystallinesiliconwithtwootherelements.Whichofthese
elementsareusedinthisdopingprocess?
Argon
Oxygen
Carbon
Cobalt
Boron
Phosphorus

Question22

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SiO2orSiliconDioxideistheinsulationmaterialinaCMOStransistor(theO,
orOxide).WheremightyoufindalltheSiO2youcouldeverneedformaking
transistors?

Sand

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Question23
IntegratedCircuit(CMOS)Powerisgivenby
CV2f
VC2f
Cf2V

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Question24
Ifelectriccurrentislikeflowingwater,thenaCapacitor,C,islikea
[Select]

andaTransistorislikea

[Select]

Answer1:
teacup

Answer2:
faucet

Question25

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Theexecutiontimeofaprogramaftermakinganimprovementisgivenby
thefollowingsimpleequation
Executiontimeafterimprovement=
Executiontimeunaffected+(Executiontimeaffectedbyimprovement/
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Amountofimprovement)
andisknownas:
Ohm'sLaw
Murphy'sLaw
Amdahl'sLaw

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