Question Paper: Computer Organization and Architecture : Question Paper May 2016 - Computer Engineering (Semester 4) | Mumbai University (MU)
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Computer Organization and Architecture - May 2016

Computer Engineering (Semester 4)

TOTAL MARKS: 80
TOTAL TIME: 3 HOURS
(1) Question 1 is compulsory.
(2) Attempt any three from the remaining questions.
(3) Assume data if required.
(4) Figures to the right indicate full marks.


Attempt any 4 sub questions.

1(a) Explain various pipeline hazards.(5 marks) 1(b) Express (35.25)10 in the IEEE single precision standard of floating point representation.(5 marks) 1(c) Explain in brief the function of 8089 I/O processor.(5 marks) 1(d) Compare RISC and CISC processors.(5 marks) 1(e) Differentiate between Computer Architecture and Computer organization.(5 marks) 2(a) Explain Flynn's classification in detail.(10 marks) 2(b) Explain the Interleaved memory.(10 marks) 3(a) Calculate number of page faults and page hits for the page replacement policies FIFO. Optimal & LRU for given reference string 7, 0, 1, 2, 0, 3, 0, 4, 2, 3, 0, 3, 2, 1, 2, 0, 1, 7, 0, 1 (assuming three frame size).(10 marks) 3(b) What is the need of DMA? Explain its various techniques of data transfer.(10 marks) 4(a) What is Bus arbitration? Explain its techniques.(10 marks) 4(b) Describe the register organization within the CPU.(10 marks) 5(a) What are the features of cache memory design?(10 marks) 5(b) Multiply (-10) and (-4) using Booth's algorithm.(10 marks)


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6(a) Joysticks(6 marks) 6(b) The characteristics of memory(8 marks) 6(c) Microinstructions to execute an instruction MOV [R1], R2.(6 marks)

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