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Computer Architecture Interview Questions - 2

This Test will cover complete Computer Architecture with very important questions, starting off from basics to advanced level.
Q. As of 2000, the reference system to find the SPEC rating are built with __________ processor.
Q. CISC stands for __________.
Q. If the instruction, Add R1, R2, R3 is executed in a system which is pipe-lined, then the value of S is __________? (Where S is term of the Basic performance equation)
Q. During the execution of instructions, a copy of the instructions is placed in the __________.

Q. Two processors A and B have clock frequencies of 700 Mhz and 900 Mhz respectively. Suppose A can execute an instruction with an average of 3 steps and B can execute with an average of 5 steps. For the execution of the same instruction which processor will be faster?
Q. A processor performing fetch or decoding of different instruction during the execution of another instruction is called __________?
Q. The clock rate of the processor can be improved by __________?
Q. For a given finite number of instructions to be executed, which architecture of the processor provides for a faster execution?
Q. An Optimizing Compiler does __________.

Q. The ultimate goal of a compiler is to __________.
Q. SPEC stands for __________.
Q. As of 2000, the reference system to find the performance of a system is __________?
Q. When performing a looping operation, the instruction gets stored in the __________?
Q. The average number of steps required to execute a set of instructions can be made to be less than one, by following __________.

Q. If a processor clock is rated as 1250 million cycles per second, then its clock period is __________?

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