B.Sc Computer Science (Nov-2011) Madras University

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B.Sc Computer Science (Nov-2011) Madras University, B.Sc (CS), Third Year, Semester- V, Computer Architecture, PC5D Question paper

Course: B.Sc B.Sc Computer Science       University/board: Madras University

University Name: Madras University                                                Name of the Degree: B.Sc Computer Science

Title of the Paper: Computer Architecture                                        Month & Year of Examination: November - 2011

Subject Code: PC5D                                                                         Time: Three hours Maximum: 100 marks

Semester: V
Year: Third Year

PART A - (10 * 3 = 30 marks)
Answer any TEN questions.
All questions carry equal marks.
Each answer should not exceed 50 words.

1. Define an "Instruction cycle".
2. Explain the general structure of a computer.
3. List out there concepts related to internal memory.
4. What is a Sequential Access Memory"?
5. List out the typical hard disk drive parameters.
6. What are the different optical disks available?
7. How DVD differ from CD? State reasons.
8. How external devices are classified?
9. List out the drawbacks of programmed and Interrupt driven I/O.
10. How processing of instructions can be decomposed?
11. What do you mean by Link Register?
12. What constitutes a program execution?

PART B - (5 * 6 = 30 marks)
Answer any FIVE questions.
All questions carry equal marks.
Each answer should not exceed 200 words.

13. What are the key concepts of computer components?
14. Write notes on Interrupts and its classes.
15. Give in detail, the method of accessing memory types.
16. Write short notes on Associative Mapping.
17. Explain scheduling and its types.
18. Specify the use of large register file and explain.
19. What are the functional requirements for control unit? Explain.

PART C - (4 * 10 = 40 marks)
Answer any FOUR questions.
All questions carry equal marks.
Each answer should not exceed 500 words.

20. Explain briefly about the top-level view of computer function and its inter connections.
21. Distinguish and Discuss briefly about internal and external memory.
22. Explain I/O modules with examples.
23. Explain the instruction set with its characteristics.
24. Write in detail about processor structure.
25. Write briefly the concept of micro operations to design control unit.

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