KSR Homework 1
Answer these questions in a few paragraphs. Send your answers to
email@example.com by class time on Wednesday, December 7.
Are the processors in the KSR1 CISC or RISC? How would you expect CISC
vs RISC performance to differ with respect to the KSR memory system.
How many bytes are in a subpage on the KSR?
Frank et al. claim:
Dynamic memory allocation and data movement of
ALLCACHE requires less bandwidth and aggregate storage than MPPs - by
dynamically optimizing locality.
Explain what you think they mean by this statement and why you agree
Is isoeffeciency more or less difficult to measure on shared or
distributed memory machines? You don't have to agree with Zhang et al.
Briefly support your answer.
When is the poststore mechanism of the KSR useful?