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Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam University BE VI SEM (CS) Advance Computer Architecture (ACA) [CS-605] June 2021 Question Paper

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam University

Bachelor of Engineering

Sixth Semester Examination, June-2021

Advance Computer Architecture (ACA) [CS-605]


Time: 3:00 Hrs Max Marks 70

Note: (i) Attempt any five questions out of eight.

(ii) All question carry equal marks.

Q.1 (a) Briefly describe hardware and software parallelism.

(b) Explain Flynn’s classification based on multiplicity of instruction

stream and data stream.

Q.2 (a) Distinguish between multiprocessors and multicomputer based on

their structure resource sharing and inter processor communication.

(b) Explain the architectural operations of SIMD and MIMD computers.

Distinguish between multiprocessor and multicomputer based on their


Q.3. (a) What is interconnection network? Explain different interconnection

network architectures comparing their architectural features.

(b) Explain interleaved memory organization. Justify the use of interleaved

memory organization.

Q.4 (a) Explain the working of arithmetic pipeline with suitable example.

(b) What is the basic concept of VLIW architecture?

 Q.5 (a) Discuss and compare the characteristics of RISC and CISC?

(b) Compare distributed and shared memory model.

Q.6 (a) Explain message routing schemes in multicomputer network.

(b) Explain snoopy coherency protocol.

Q.7 Distinguish between the following.

(i) Arithmetic and instruction pipeline

(ii)Unifunctional and multifunctional pipeline

(iii) Static and dynamic pipeline

(iv) Scalar and vector pipeline

Q.8 Write short notes on the following

(i) Parallel software tools

(ii) Object oriented parallel programming model

(iii) Parallel programming environment (iv) Vector access memory schemes

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