G22.2233 - Prof. Grishman

Assignment 7 - Caches

Do text problems 7.7, 7.8, 7.9, 7.20, and 7.21

Also, suppose that we have a processor where the CPI without cache misses is 1.2, that the instruction miss rate is 2%, the data fetch miss rate is 4%, and one half of the instructions contain a data fetch. Suppose the cache miss penalty is 7 cycles. What is the CPI if cache misses are taken into account?

This assignment is due May 6th, and is worth 6 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 May 6th.