# Application Software Infrastructure Test 1

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• 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

A. Integer
Explanation
The best internal storage method for storing the number of students in a class would be an Integer. This is because an Integer data type is specifically designed to store whole numbers, such as the count of students in this case. It is a more efficient and appropriate choice compared to other options like Floating Point, EBCDIC, Unicode, or Extended ASCII, which are not specifically designed for storing whole numbers.

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• 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

C. 256
Explanation
An 8-bit character code can represent 2^8 = 256 different characters. This is because each bit can have two possible values (0 or 1), and there are 8 bits in the code. So, by multiplying the number of possible values for each bit (2) by itself 8 times, we get the total number of different characters that can be represented, which is 256.

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• 3.

### Which character code allows for the most number of characters?

• A.

Integer

• B.

Floating Point

• C.

EBCDIC

• D.

Unicode

• E.

Extended ASCII

D. Unicode
Explanation
Unicode allows for the most number of characters compared to the other options. Unicode is a character encoding standard that supports a wide range of characters from different writing systems and languages around the world. It can represent over 1 million characters, including various alphabets, symbols, emojis, and special characters. This makes Unicode the most comprehensive and versatile character encoding system available.

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• 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

D. Precision
Explanation
The main problem when using 32-bit floating point numbers for business applications is precision. Floating point numbers have limited precision, meaning they can only represent a certain number of decimal places accurately. This can lead to rounding errors and loss of precision when performing calculations, which is undesirable in business applications where accuracy is crucial.

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• 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

C. 300
Explanation
The company uses the scheme of having the first character as either A, B, or C, followed by two numeric characters. Since there are 3 options for the first character (A, B, or C) and 10 options for each of the two numeric characters (0-9), the total number of different products possible using this scheme is 3 * 10 * 10 = 300.

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• 6.

### Modern processors can directly execute

• A.

Visual Basic

• B.

Java

• C.

Machine Code

• D.

Windows

• E.

All of the above

C. Machine Code
Explanation
Modern processors can directly execute machine code. Machine code is a low-level programming language that consists of binary instructions that can be directly understood and executed by the processor. It is the most basic form of programming language and is specific to the hardware architecture of the processor. Visual Basic and Java are high-level programming languages that need to be translated into machine code before they can be executed by the processor. Windows, on the other hand, is an operating system and not a programming language, so it cannot be directly executed by the processor.

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• 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.

• B.

Execute 4 unique instructions

• C.

Execute 2^4 or 16 unique instructions

• D.

Address 2^4 or 16 bytes of RAM

C. Execute 2^4 or 16 unique instructions
Explanation
If the opcode is 4 bits wide, it means that there are 2^4 or 16 possible combinations of bits that can be used to represent different instructions. Each unique combination represents a different instruction that the processor can execute. Therefore, the processor can execute 16 unique instructions.

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• 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

E. Register, Level 1 Cache, Level 2 Cache, RAM, Disk
Explanation
The correct order of the storage technologies in terms of their speed, starting with the fastest, is Register, Level 1 Cache, Level 2 Cache, RAM, and Disk. Registers are the fastest storage technology, followed by Level 1 Cache and Level 2 Cache, which are closer to the CPU than RAM. RAM is slower than the cache but faster than the Disk, which is the slowest storage technology.

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• 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

B. Uses actual programs to test system performance
Explanation
A benchmark test suite is a tool that uses actual programs to test the performance of a system. Instead of relying on a complicated formula based on the processor speed, it executes real-world programs to measure the system's capabilities. This approach provides a more accurate assessment of the system's performance as it simulates real-world scenarios and workload. By using actual programs, the benchmark test suite can evaluate various aspects of the system, such as processing power, memory management, and overall efficiency, giving a comprehensive understanding of the system's performance capabilities.

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• 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

C. Multi-core processors
Explanation
Multi-core processors have become the most recent trend in increasing processor performance. Unlike traditional single-core processors, multi-core processors have multiple cores that can simultaneously execute multiple tasks, resulting in improved performance and faster processing speeds. This allows for better multitasking and handling of complex applications. With the advancement in technology, multi-core processors have become more common in modern computing devices, providing better performance and efficiency compared to processors with higher clock rates or level 4 caches.

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• 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

B. The better performing processor has more cache
Explanation
The better performing processor having more cache would most likely cause it to perform better than the other processor. Cache is a small, high-speed memory located on the processor chip that stores frequently accessed data. Having more cache allows the processor to quickly retrieve and process data, resulting in improved performance. Therefore, the processor with a larger cache size would have a higher chance of outperforming the other processor, even if they have the same clock speed.

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• 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

C. 6
Explanation
The pipeline depth in this scenario is 6. This is because the processor breaks each instruction into six sub-operations, namely Instruction Fetch, Instruction Decode, Operand 1 Fetch, Operand 2 Fetch, Operation Execution, and Operand 3 Store. Each of these sub-operations represents a stage in the pipeline, resulting in a total of six stages.

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• 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

C. Supply chain and price point issues
Explanation
IBM used the Intel 8088 processor instead of the Intel 8086 processor in the original PC due to supply chain and price point issues. This suggests that there were challenges with availability and cost of the Intel 8086 processor, leading IBM to opt for the 8088 processor instead.

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• 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

A. A Tick announcing 22 nm processors
Explanation
At CES 2012, Intel is likely to make a "Tick" announcement about 22 nm processors. The term "Tick" refers to a microarchitecture change in Intel's processor development cycle, where the focus is on shrinking the size of transistors and improving energy efficiency. The mention of "22 nm processors" further supports this explanation, as it indicates a new generation of processors with smaller transistor sizes.

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• 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

D. Future is uncertain because of low sales
Explanation
The Itanium processor's future is uncertain because of low sales. This suggests that the processor has not been successful in the market and there is doubt about its long-term viability. The statement does not provide any information about the processor being the first 128-bit processor for servers, replacing the Xeon processor, being jointly developed by Intel and Dell, or shipping in the 4th quarter of 2010.

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• 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

D. 4 stars
Explanation
Based on Intel's star rating system, an i5 processor Pentium would likely receive 4 stars. This suggests that the i5 Pentium processor is of high quality and performs exceptionally well, earning a high rating.

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• 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)

D. Turbo Boost
Explanation
Turbo Boost is the correct answer because it is the Intel technology that allows one core of a multi-core processor to run faster than the base operating frequency. This technology automatically increases the clock speed of a core when it detects that it is operating below its power, current, and temperature limits. By dynamically adjusting the frequency, Turbo Boost can provide a performance boost for applications that require additional processing power, allowing the core to temporarily run at a higher speed than its base frequency.

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• 18.

### A relatively recent Intel processor that was targeted for netbooks was the

• A.

Celeron

• B.

Atom

• C.

Pentium

• D.

Core 2

• E.

I7

B. Atom
Explanation
The correct answer is Atom. The question is asking for a relatively recent Intel processor that was targeted for netbooks. The Atom processor is specifically designed for low-power devices like netbooks, making it the most suitable option among the given choices. The Celeron, Pentium, Core 2, and i7 processors are also Intel processors, but they are not specifically targeted for netbooks like the Atom processor.

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• 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

E. Xeon
Explanation
The Xeon processor is designed and optimized specifically for server applications, making it the ideal choice for server usage. It offers advanced features such as high performance, reliability, scalability, and support for multiple cores, which are essential for handling heavy server workloads. The other processors mentioned in the options, such as Celeron, Atom, Pentium, Core 2, and i5, are more commonly used in desktop or laptop computers and may not provide the same level of performance and capabilities required for server environments.

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