EC6009 Advanced Computer Architecture Previous Year Question Paper

EC6009 Advanced Computer Architecture Previous Year Question Paper

OBJECTIVES:

The student should be made to: 

 Understand the micro-architectural design of processors.
 Learn about the various techniques used to obtain performance improvement and power
savings in current processors.

UNIT I FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPUTER DESIGN

Review of Fundamentals of CPU, Memory and IO – Trends in technology, power, energy and cost, Dependability – Performance Evaluation

UNIT II INSTRUCTION LEVEL PARALLELISM

ILP concepts – Pipelining overview – Compiler Techniques for Exposing ILP – Dynamic Branch Prediction – Dynamic Scheduling – Multiple instruction Issue – Hardware Based Speculation – Static scheduling – Multi-threading – Limitations of ILP – Case Studies.

UNIT III DATA-LEVEL PARALLELISM

Vector architecture – SIMD extensions – Graphics Processing units – Loop level parallelism.

UNIT IV THREAD LEVEL PARALLELISM

Symmetric and Distributed Shared Memory Architectures – Performance Issues –Synchronization – Models of Memory Consistency – Case studies: Intel i7 Processor, SMT & CMP Processors

UNIT VMEMORY AND I/O

Cache Performance – Reducing Cache Miss Penalty and Miss Rate – Reducing Hit Time – Main Memory and Performance – Memory Technology. Types of Storage Devices – Buses – RAID – Reliability, Availability and Dependability – I/O Performance Measures.


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