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Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam University BCA V SEM Computer Organization and Architecture [BCA502T] Dec 2020 Question Paper

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam University

Bachelor of Computer Application

Fifth Semester Main Examination, Dec-2020

Computer Organization and Architecture [BCA502T]

Time: 3:00 Hrs Max Marks 40

Note : Attempt all questions. All questions carry equal marks.

Q.1 Differentiate between Computer Architecture and Computer Organization with example.


Explain brief history of computer and its designing. Write short note on generation of computers.

Q.2 What is cache memory? Explain basic design of cache. Illustrate various mapping of procedures

in the organization of cache memory.


Explain RAID. Explain how redundancy is achieved in a RAID system?

Q.3 What is the difference between assembly language, machine language and high level language?


What is pipelining? Write advantages and disadvantages of pipelining. Also define instruction


Q.4 Define Microinstruction. Describe briefly execution of microinstruction and microinstruction



Explain hard wired control in detail. Explain how micro programmed control is different from

hard wired control?

Q.5 Explain MESI protocol in brief. Also define MESI protocol vector computation.


Define following –

i) DMA Transfer

ii) Memory Mapped I/O

iii) Array Processor, Multi-Processor, Parallel Processor

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