CUSAT Previous Question Papers BE CS 7th Semester
Advanced Architecture And Parallel Processing Nov 2010
CS 702 Advanced Architecture And Parallel Processing
(Answer ALL questions)
1. (a) Distinguish between UMA and NUMA architecture models.
(b) Briefly discuss about array processors.
(c) Distinguish between synchronous and asynchronous pipeline models.
(d) Write a short note on internal data forwarding techniques
(e) Explain briefly about four types of dependencies.
(f) Discuss about attribute of threads
(g) Explain briefly about parallel reduction algorithm.
(h) Write a short note on CORBA.
II. What is parallelism? Explain how parallelism can be introduced in sequential machines.
III. (a) What is parallel Random Access Machine? Explain.
(b) Briefly explain any two multiprocessor interconnection networks.
IV. (a) Explain briefly the instruction pipeline design.
(b) Write a short note on latency analysis.
V. With suitable diagrams, explain the super scalar pipeline design.
VI. Illustrate with examples, any four program transformation techniques used to avoid dependencies.
VII. (a) Explain three types of operating systems used in multiprocessors.
(b) Write a short note on PVM and MPI.
VIII. Explain JAVA Threads in details.
IX. Explain PVM in detail