Computer Science 306: Computer Architecture Final Exam

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Question 1 1. What is the common limiting factor with parallel computing that isn't a problem for distributed computing?

Question 2 2. What makes GPUs potentially more powerful than using multiple CPUs?

Question 3 3. Why has grid computing become popular with social media and cloud-computing services?

Question 4 4. Who developed the Cuda platform to utilize multiple cores on a GPU?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is an example of a negative signed binary number?

Question 6 6. What is the process of analog to digital conversion through a modem known as?

Question 7 7. The number 42 in the binary system is 00101010. Each column to the left is a power of _____ greater than the one to its right.

Question 8 8. ASCII code was created in the _____.

Question 9 9. Where is BIOS information contained in a computer?

Question 10 10. How does the Harvard architecture avoid the Von Neumann Bottleneck?

Question 11 11. How many bits are needed to express the number 11 in binary language?

Question 12 12. Which organization developed the first microprocessor?

Question 13 13. What kind of methodology is used in a computer's memory stack?

Question 14 14. Which of the following best explains a cache's memory efficiency?

Question 15 15. Why would a write-through caching policy be ideal for a system that works with highly sensitive data that cannot be lost?

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