Application Software Infrastructure Test 1

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Application Software Infrastructure Test 1

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The best internal storage method for storing the number of students in a class would be
    • A. 

      Integer

    • B. 

      Floating Point

    • C. 

      EBCDIC

    • D. 

      Unicode

    • E. 

      Extended ASCII

  • 2. 
    How many different characters can be represented by an 8-bit character code?
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      16

    • C. 

      256

    • D. 

      65,536

    • E. 

      8^2

  • 3. 
    Which character code allows for the most number of characters?
    • A. 

      Integer

    • B. 

      Floating Point

    • C. 

      EBCDIC

    • D. 

      Unicode

    • E. 

      Extended ASCII

  • 4. 
    What is the main problem when using 32-bit floating point numbers for business applications?
    • A. 

      Can't store negative values

    • B. 

      Can only store integers

    • C. 

      Can't store a number like 2.56 * 10^23

    • D. 

      Precision

    • E. 

      Not available in most programming languages

  • 5. 
    A company uses the following scheme for its product numbers: The first character is either A, B, or C, this is followed by two numeric characters (0-9) Example: B20.  How many different products are possible using this scheme?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      99

    • C. 

      300

    • D. 

      2600

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    Modern processors can directly execute
    • A. 

      Visual Basic

    • B. 

      Java

    • C. 

      Machine Code

    • D. 

      Windows

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    A machine instruction has two basic components, the opcode and the operand.  If the opcode is 4 bits wide, then the processor can
    • A. 

      Address 4 bytes of RAM

    • B. 

      Execute 4 unique instructions

    • C. 

      Execute 2^4 or 16 unique instructions

    • D. 

      Address 2^4 or 16 bytes of RAM

  • 8. 
    Put the following storage technlologies in order of their speed, starting with the fastest:
    • A. 

      Register, Level 1 Cache, Level 2 Cache, Disk, RAM

    • B. 

      Register, Level 2 Cache, Level 1 Cache, Disk, RAM

    • C. 

      Level 1 Cache, Level 2 Cache, Register, RAM, Disk

    • D. 

      RAM, Level 1 Cache, Level 2 Cache, Register, Disk

    • E. 

      Register, Level 1 Cache, Level 2 Cache, RAM, Disk

  • 9. 
    A Benchmark Test Suite
    • A. 

      Uses a complicated formula based on the processor speed to determine performance

    • B. 

      Uses actual programs to test system performance

    • C. 

      Is less useful than knowing the processor speed in GHz

    • D. 

      Requires knowing both the processor speed and the bus width to determine performance

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is the most recent trend in increasing processor performance?
    • A. 

      Processors with a level 4 cache

    • B. 

      Processors with higher clock rates

    • C. 

      Multi-core processors

    • D. 

      Super-scalar processors

  • 11. 
    If two 64-bit processors run at the same clock speed, what difference would be most likely to cause one processor to perform better than the other?
    • A. 

      The better performing processor can address more RAM

    • B. 

      The better performing processor has more cache

    • C. 

      The better performing processor can access more disk space

    • D. 

      If the clock speeds are the same, then both processors will perform the same

  • 12. 
    If a processor breaks each instruction into the following sub-operations Instruction Fetch Instruction Decode Operand 1 Fetch Operand 2 Fetch Operation Execution Operand 3 Store How deep is the pipeline?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      7

    • E. 

      Not enough information to determine the pipeline depth

  • 13. 
    IBM used the Intel 8088 processor rather than the Intel 8086 processor in the original PC because
    • A. 

      The 8088 was newer than the 8086

    • B. 

      The 8088 ran at a faster clock speed than the 8086

    • C. 

      Supply chain and price point issues

    • D. 

      The 8088 had a wider data bus than the 8086

  • 14. 
    As discussed in class, at CES 2012 Intel will probably do which one of the following:
    • A. 

      A Tick announcing 22 nm processors

    • B. 

      A Tock with 22 nm processors

    • C. 

      A Tick announcing 32 nm processors

    • D. 

      A Tock with 32 nm processors

  • 15. 
    Which best characterizes the Itanium processor
    • A. 

      Was the first 128-bit processor for servers

    • B. 

      Will eventually replace the Xeon processor in servers

    • C. 

      Was jointly developed by Itnel and Dell

    • D. 

      Future is uncertain because of low sales

    • E. 

      Will finally ship in the 4th quarter of 2010

  • 16. 
    Using Intel's star rating system, an i5 processor Pentium would probably get
    • A. 

      1 star

    • B. 

      2 stars

    • C. 

      3 stars

    • D. 

      4 stars

    • E. 

      5 stars

  • 17. 
    The Intel technology that allows one core of a mult-core processor to run faster than the base operating frequency is known as:
    • A. 

      EIST (Enhanced Intel Speed Step Technology)

    • B. 

      EM64T

    • C. 

      XD (Execute Disable)

    • D. 

      Turbo Boost

    • E. 

      VT (Virtual Technology)

  • 18. 
    A relatively recent Intel processor that was targeted for netbooks was the
    • A. 

      Celeron

    • B. 

      Atom

    • C. 

      Pentium

    • D. 

      Core 2

    • E. 

      I7

  • 19. 
    Intel's processor that is currently targets for servers is the
    • A. 

      Celeron

    • B. 

      Atom

    • C. 

      Pentium

    • D. 

      Core 2

    • E. 

      Xeon

    • F. 

      I5