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Central processing unit: Quiz

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Question 1: IBM Microelectronics - Microelectronics division of ________, which is responsible for many POWER and PowerPC based designs, including many of the CPUs utilized in late video game consoles.
Hewlett-PackardGeneral ElectricIBMIntel Corporation

Question 2: Additionally while discrete transistor and IC CPUs were in heavy usage, new high-performance designs like ________ (Single Instruction Multiple Data) vector processors began to appear.
Simultaneous multithreadingSIMDGPGPUMultithreading

Question 3: Advanced Micro Devices - ________, a designer of primarily x86-compatible personal computer CPUs.
AMD 700 chipset seriesAdvanced Micro DevicesAMD K10ATI Technologies

Question 4: What does the following picture show?

  Die of an Intel 80486DX2 microprocessor (actual size: 12×6.75 mm) in its packaging.
  EDVAC, one of the first electronic stored program computers.
  The die from an Intel 8742

Question 5: This technology is known as ________ (MT).
SIMDMultithreadingSimultaneous multithreadingInstruction level parallelism

Question 6: Transistorized CPUs during the 1950s and 1960s no longer had to be built out of bulky, unreliable, and fragile switching elements like ________ and electrical relays.
Vacuum tubeX-rayHot cathodeDiode

Question 7: These early experimental designs later gave rise to the era of specialized supercomputers like those made by ________
Cray CX1Cray-2Cray-1Cray

Question 8: What does the following picture show?

  EDVAC, one of the first electronic stored program computers.
  CPU, core memory, and external bus interface of a DEC PDP-8/I. made of medium-scale integrated circuits
  Die of an Intel 80486DX2 microprocessor (actual size: 12×6.75 mm) in its packaging.
  Simple superscalar pipeline. By fetching and dispatching two instructions at a time, a maximum of two instructions per cycle can be completed.

Question 9: This trend culminated in large, power-hungry CPUs such as the Intel ________.
CeleronXeonPentium 4Pentium D

Question 10: Processing performance of computers is increased by using multi-core processors, which essentially is plugging two or more individual processors (called cores in this sense) into one ________.
Integrated circuitMOSFETElectrical engineeringCentral processing unit







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