Undergraduate computer architecture/hardware assignment
- Status Closed
- Budget $30 - $5000 USD
10 undergraduate level comp architecture/hardware questions and finding an article online about I/O architecture and writing 250-300 words on how it helped you better understand I/O architecture.
The assignment is below:
Explain the reasons why programmed I/O does not work very well when the I/O device is a hard disk or a graphics display.
When an interrupt occurs, what happens to the program that is currently executing at the time?
What kind of interrupt occurs when a user's program tries to execute a privileged instruction?
What does DMA stand for? What capability does DMA add to a computer?
What are the three primary conditions that are required for DMA to take place?
What are the five basic hardware components that make up a computer?
What is the purpose of a bus interface or bus bridge?
What are major similarities and differences between the PCI-Express bus and the PCI bus?
What are the advantages of USB as a means to connect peripheral devices to the computer?
What are the advantages offered by I/O channel architecture, such as that used on mainframe computer systems, over bus architecture?
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