G22.2233 - Prof. Grishman

Assignment 6 - Analyzing CPU Performance

Text problem 5.12, 5.13 (page 428), and 5.24 (page 430).

For question 5.12, just describe (in a few words) the change you would make to the single-cycle data path;  you do not need to describe the changes to the control, draw a diagram, or write any code.

For question 5.13, state the new cycle time with the change to the data path, give a formula for the increase/decrease in execution time as a function of the percentage of loads/stores with offsets, and finally state the highest percentage which would lead to a positive impact on performance.

This assignment is due April 29th, and is worth 5 points towards your final grade.  There is a penalty of 1/2 point for each school day the assignment is late.
There is a bonus of 1/2 point for students who hand in their answer in hard copy in class on April 29th.