JNTU III B.Tech Supplimentary Examinations, Aug/Sep 2008

JNTU III B.Tech Supplimentary Examinations, Aug/Sep 2008

ADVANCED COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE

( Common to Computer Science & Engineering, Information Technology

and Computer Science & Systems Engineering)

SET-II

1. (a) Describe some important applications of on parallel processing.

(b) Descirbe Feng’s classification.

 

2. (a) Give the different classifications of pipeline processors.

(b) Describe the typical pipeline structure of a CPU.

 

3. (a) What are the parameters that characteristics SIMD computers ?

(b) What is masking. Explain masking mechanism.

(c) Analyse the various components in a Processing Element of an array processor.

 

4. Explain the following terminologies associated with SIMD computers

(a) Lock-step Operations.

(b) Associative Memory.

(c) Adjacency search.

(d) Bit serial Associative Processor.

 

5. (a) Design 8 x 8 omega network with 2 x 2 switches.

(b) Distinguish the performance of delta network and crossbars.

 

6. (a) Explain briefly the requirements of operating system for multiprocessors.

(b) What is a separate supervisor operating system ? List its characteristics,advantages

and shortcomings.

 

7. (a) Explain a square systolic array for L-U decomposition.

(b) Describe a matrix Arithmetic architecture processor.

 

8. (a) Give the Inter CPU Communication structure of Cray X-MP System.

(b) Describe the functions of solid state storage device of the I/O Sub system of a Cray X-MP.

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