Homework 1, Some Computations.
Perform some computations related to computer architecture.
When you finish this homework, you should have:
Please solve the following problems. See the notes section below for further requirements.
- Demonstrate the Factor-Label method by converting 1.23Mib to kb.
- Europe and North America are drifting apart from each other at a rate of 0.438 cm every year. How many years are required for the continents to drift 1.00 meter apart?
- The Raspberry Pi 2 had a 900MHz clock. If the CPI was 1, how long did it take to execute a single instruction?
- If a clock has a period of 1.2 μs, what is the frequency of this clock?
- The original Raspberry Pi had a 700MHz clock. Assume that this processor had a CPI of 1.3 (I made this up). Assume a program takes 900 million instructions to execute. How long would it take to run this program? Give the answer in seconds, rounded to the nearest 100th.
- Assume the same conditions from the previous problem except for processor speed. How long would it take to run this program on a Raspberry Pi 2?
- Please do question 1.4 page 60.
- Please do question 1.5 parts a and b page 60.
- To receive credit, you must show all of your work, including formula derivation.
- To receive credit, your work must be typed. This includes using some form of mathematics formatting software (equation editor in word/libre office, tex/latex, or something else)
- List all conversion factors used in your solution.
- Unless otherwise instructed, give your answer in a "reasonable" unit. IE if your answer is x, 1 ≤ x ≤ 1000.
- You may use a spreadsheet for computations, but
- Label all cells.
- Include a screenshot of the solution in normal and computation mode in your document.
- Include the spreadsheet in your final submission.
- You may also use other software, (ie jupyter notebooks, python, ...) but be sure to follow the above guidance (shot of solution, shot of code, include source code in submission)
A document containing the answers and possibly a spreadsheet or other computation file containing the numeric computations.
Submit the assignment to the D2L folder homework 1 by the due date.