Describe the operation of MOVE. Why is the name "move" a misnomer?
Why does program execution speed generally increase as
the number of general-purpose registers increases?
- What are special purpose registers? Give three
examples of special purpose registers and explain how each is used.
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of fixed
length instructions as compared to variable length instructions? Which type generally
are used in a RISC processor? Which type generally are used in a CISC processor?
word size? What are the advantages
and disadvantages of increasing word size?
- What characteristics of the CPU and of primary
storage should be balanced to obtain maximum system performance?
- How does a RISC processor differ from a CISC
processor? Is one processor type better than the other? Why or why not?
- What factor(s) account for the dramatic improvements
in microprocessor clock rates over the last three decades?
- What potential advantages are provided by optical
processors as compared to electrical processors?
is the better measure of relative computer system performance — a benchmark
such as CPU2004 or a processor speed measure such as GHz, MIPS, or
does pipelining improve the efficiency of a CPU? What is the potential
effect of executing a conditional branch instruction on the efficiency
pipelining? What technique(s) can be employed to make pipelining more
when executing conditional branch instructions?
does multiprocessing improve the efficiency of a computer system?
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