Q1. What do you mean by the term Associative Memory? With the help of block diagram describe its hardware organization and its working.
Q2. A block-set-associative cache comprises of a total of 64 blocks divided into 4 block sets. The main memory includes 4096 each comprising of 128 words.
a) How many bits are there in the main memory address?
b) How many bits are there in each of TAG, SET and WORD fields?
c) What do you mean by Cache memory? How is the performance of the Cache memory measured?
Q3. Illustrate the main benefits of using Input-Output interface? Why interfacing is employed in the digital computers?
Q4. Illustrate the meaning of initialization of DMA controller? With the help of block diagram, describe the DMA transfer.
Q5. Consider the multiplication of two 40 X 40 matrices by using a vector processor.
a) Determine the number of product terms which are there in each inner product and how many inner products should be assessed?
b) How many multiply-add operations are required to compute the product matrix?
Q6. Give Flynn’s categorization of parallel computer architecture. With the help of diagram describe each class in short. Also give Feng’s categorization of Parallel Computer Architecture.