CPSC 3300 - Fall 2014
Homework 1
Due Monday, September 15
Each student must turn in a separate set of homework solutions,
but you may work together in study groups with other students
from the class. Include the names of your study group members
on the solution set you submit.
I suggest that in the interest of better participation you limit
the size of your study group to four.
Please note that answering questions from an earlier edition of
the textbook is not acceptable.
Also, please provide sufficient space on your homework submission
so that your calculations and answers are easily readable and so
that grading will be easier. Furthermore, giving only the answers
without showing your work will limit the amount of partial credit
that can be assigned if an answer is incorrect.
Chapter 1 - end of chapter questions, pp. 54-59, from the 5th ed.
1. 1.4 (a) and (b)
2. 1.5 (a)
3. 1.7 (a)
4. 1.7 (c)
5. 1.11.1
6. 1.11.2
7. 1.11.3
8. 1.12.1 (The processor with the larger performance will be the
processor with the smaller CPU time.)
9. 1.13.1
10. 1.13.2
Chapter 2 - end of chapter questions, pp. 164-174, from the 5th ed.
11. 2.46.2
12. Repeat 2.46.2 using Amdahl's Law. What is the factor f for the
improvement? Using this value of f, what is the overall speedup
for s=2, and what is the overall speedup for s=10?