Due November 18, 1998
You have a vector computer with the following bandwidths available for
8-byte data values:
- 5 memory banks at 120 Million B/sec each
- 1 read-only bus and 1 write-only bus at 480 Million B/sec each
- A VDS with three concurrent connections at 480 Million B/sec each
- A pipelined vector adder at 60 MFLOPS; 3 clock latency; 1 result per
- A VRF with three ports at 480 Million B/sec each
- The following table gives the latency for vector additions at
different vector sizes:
||Total Latency (clocks)
- Compute the Achieved MFLOPS column for this table. (Assume no other
operations are concurrent with the addition.) Show the computation for
vector length 3 in detail (don't bother showing work for the rest).
- If the scalar floating point coprocessor can compute a vector sum at
the rate of 8 clocks per result, what is Nv on this
architecture? Use a linear interpolation between the nearest pair of
data points in the table.
- For vector addition, what is Rinfinity on this
You are designing a computer system bus under the following constraints:
- Each connection costs $.10 for each socket contact ("pin")
and $.02 for an edge connector contact ("pin") on a parallel
bus at 60 MHz with a maximum of 10 card slots.
- Your initial design multiplexes 32 address lines with 32 data lines
for a total of 60 bus signal lines (the address and data lines share the
same 32 out of 60 lines).
- A bus transaction takes 4 clocks to complete (i.e., 4 clocks per
32-bit word transfer)
You wish to increase system performance by using transfers of 128 bits.
Assume that data can be transferred at the rate of one data chunk per bus
clock after the first data chunk is returned with latency 4 clocks
including addressing delay. What is the total fully populated (10 card)
system cost, latency (in ns), and sustained bandwidth assuming full
utilization for the following configurations at 128-bit data transfers?
- Multiplexed address/data lines 32 bit data lines (Cost, latency,
- Non-multiplexed address/data lines; 128 bit data lines (Cost,
latency, sustained bandwidth). Assume all control lines remain unchanged
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