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Essentials of Computer Organization and Architecture, 5th Edition by Null

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EXERCISES

  1.   1. Suppose a computer using direct-mapped cache has 220 bytes of byte-addressable main memory and a cache of 32 blocks, where each cache block contains 16 bytes.

    1. a) How many blocks of main memory are there?

    2. b) What is the format of a memory address as seen by the cache; that is, what are the sizes of the tag, block, and offset fields?

    3. c) To which cache block will the memory address 0x0DB63 map?

  2.      2. Suppose a computer using direct-mapped cache has 232 bytes of byte-addressable main memory and a cache of 1024 blocks, where each cache block contains 32 bytes.

    1. a) How many blocks of main memory are there?

    2. b) What is the format of a memory address as seen by the cache; that is, what are the sizes of the tag, block, and offset ...

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