Code No. A0606 NR
JAWAHARLAL NEHRU TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITY, HYDERABAD
M.Tech. I Semester Regular Examinations, March – 2009
ADVANCED COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE
(Common to Embedded Systems, Digital Systems & Computer Electronics, Digital Electronics & Communication Systems and Information Technology)
Time: 3 hours Max. Marks.60
Answer any Five questions
All questions carry equal marks
1.a) Briefly explain AmdahL’s Law.
b) Find the number of dies per 300 mm (30 cm) water for a die that is 1.5 cm on a
2.a) What is the rate of compiler in computer design? Explain.
b) Write short notes on RLSC.
3.a) What are the two possibilities that an imprecise exceptions can occur?
b) Briefly explain Hardware based speculation.
4.a) Compare and contrast Hardware verses software solutions in ILP software
b) Write short notes on compiler techniques.
5. Explain protection of VM with an example.
6.a) What are the basic schemes for enforcing coherence?
b) Write short notes on Multi-threading.
7. How many standard PAID levels are present? What are they? Explain.
8.a) Define clusters.
b) What are the practical issues to be considered in interconnecting networks?