Exercise 1: The creation of a PMS diagram for one of the computer systems that you currently use.
Exercise 2: The analyis of a computer system.
Exercise 3: A comparison of your calculated values versus the manufacturer's reference values.
Exercise 4: Communication bandwidth between frame buffer and monitor.
Exercise 5: Number of unique n-bit strings.
Exercise 6: Representation of a negative integer.
Exercise 7: Bit shifts and mathematical operations.
Exercise 8: Low order bits and division by powers of 2.
Exercise 9: Floating point numbers on your system.
Exercise 10: An analysis of memory cycle time.
Exercise 11: An illustration of vector chaining.
Exercise 12: Registers and the performance of the SAXPY benchmark.
Exercise 13: A cosideration of a parallel machine with a hypercube topology.
Exercise 14: Same as above, but for Mayfly's hexagonal mesh.
Exercise 15: A determination of the paths for some messages for a 3D and 4D hypercube.
Exercise 16: A determination of the two different paths taken by messages between two processors in a hypercube.
Exercise 17: A determination of the processor-memory connections for a butterfly switch arrangement.
Exercise 18: A determination of the PMS diagram for the crossbar switch connecting the processing elements of a MasPar MP-1 and a Fujitsu VPP500.
Exercise 19: A consideration of some of the communication that takes place on a KSR-1.
Exercise 20: A plot of Amdahl's law.