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Exam - computer architecture

 
  1. Explain in note form the differences between the CISC and RISC structure.
  
  1. Explain in note form the differences between the little and big endian format.
  
  1. Explain “Hyper Threading”.
  
  1. Explain the command extension SSE2.
  
  1. What is the difference between the von Neumann and Harvard structures?
  
  1. What is a superscalar architecture?
  
  1. Which address width [bit] is necessary to address 1024 possible ports?
  
  1. What is the difference between an L1 and an L2 cache?
  
  1. What is a cache used for?
  
  1. How is a low-speed device labeled with USB?
  
  1. How is a full-speed device labeled with USB?
  
  1. Name three possible types of USB transfer.
  
  1. Name the three possible transfer rates of the USB 2.x.
  
  1. Use a sketch to explain the standard read cycle of a DRAM.
  
  1. What is a Flash EPROM?
  
  1. What is an EEPROM?
  
  1. What data width do DIMM memory modules have?
  
  1. What is the function of the SPD component on DIMM memory modules?
  
  1. Describe in note form Raid0 and Raid1.
  
  1. What is a hard disk cluster?
  
  1. What is called LBA48?
  
  1. What is the maximum size of the memory that can be directly addressed with LBA48 (in GByte)?
  
  1. What do MCH and ICH mean and what do I mean?
  
  1. What are the pit and land of a CD-ROM?
  
  1. What is the standard transfer rate (1x) of a CD-ROM?
  
  1. What is the standard transfer rate (1x) of a DVD?
  
  1. Do you explain "thread-level parallelism"?
  
  1. Explain SIMD and give an example of the implementation in modern Pentium processors.
  
  1. According to which criteria and in which categories did Flynn classify computer architectures?
  
  1. What is bit plane parallelism?
  
  1. Explain in note form the differences between single ended and differential ended SCSI.
  
  1. State the data width of standard and wide SCSI.
  
  1. State the ID of a standard SCSI device with the highest priority.
  
  1. What ID does a wide SCSI host adapter get?
  
  1. How is the addressing of the devices at SAS?
  
  1. What is the name of the controlling device on the SCSI bus and what is the name of the controlled device?
  
  1. How many devices, apart from the host adapter, can be operated directly on the standard SCSI bus?
  
  1. How many devices, apart from the host adapter, can be operated directly on the wide SCSI bus?
  
  1. State the possible data widths and clock frequencies of the parallel PCI bus (V. 2.x).
  
  1. What do you mean by USB OTG?
  
  1. What network topology is the USB based on?
  
  1. What is the maximum number of devices that can be connected to the USB?
  
  1. Name four methods of increasing the performance of microprocessors.
  
  1. State the voltage and the maximum current of the USB power supply.
  
  1. Name the hexadecimal code of the 8-bit character in which D0, D1, D6, D7 = "1" and all remaining bits = "0".
  
  1. Explain the difference between LCD and TFT displays.
  
  1. Enter the typical memory characteristics in the following table. Use only the following information for this purpose (multiple use possible): volatile; 5 .. 70 ns; 3..300 µs; high; directly; word (byte); 100..350 ns; <1 ns; Address multiplex; Bit; indirectly; nonvolatile; low; synchronous; Matrix; permanent.
  
  1. What is the maximum theoretically possible data rate [MByte / s] of a hard disk (n = 7,200 rpm) if the outer track contains 762 sectors?
  
  1. What is the number of sectors on the outermost track of a hard disk if the maximum data rate is 39.2 Mbytes / s and the speed n = 7,200 rpm?
  
  1. How long does the transfer of a 380 Mbyte directory take if the connection is made with an effective transfer rate of 10.48 Mbytes / s? Include the invoice!
  
  1. What is the internal processing width [in bits] of an Intel Core2 Duo processor?
  
  1. With a direct PC connection between two PCs, the transfer of a 1,000 MB file takes exactly 17 minutes + 4 seconds. What is the effective transfer rate [kByte / s]?
  
  1. State the theoretical maximum transfer rate [Mbit / s] of USB 3.0.
  
  1. Name the color depth [bit] of Giga Color.
  
  1. What are the actual memory and bus clock frequencies as well as the maximum transfer rate [MByte / s] of a 1024MB DDR3 PC1066 memory module?
  
  1. Name two striking differences between NAND and NOR flash memories.
  
  1. What is the difference between symmetrical and asymmetrical multiprocessor systems?
  
  1. Name two striking differences between SLC and MLC flash memories.
  
  1. Which address width [bit] is necessary to address 65,536 possible ports?
  
  1. Explain the difference between shared and distributed memory in parallel computers.
  
  1. What are the actual memory and bus clock frequencies and the maximum transfer rate [MByte / s] of a 2048MB DDR3 PC1600 CL7 memory module? Which parameter is indicated with CL7?
  
  1. By how many bytes is the free memory of a partition reduced (cluster size = 8 Kbytes) if an 18 Kbyte file is saved in it?