Increasing the number of CPUs in a computer system tends to
increase system performance. There are different types of multiprocessor
architectures available today. These include the master-slave multiprocessing
(MSMP) architecture and symmetrical multiprocessing (SMP) architecture.
Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:
Compare and contrast the MSMP and SMP architectures in terms of:
I/O resources access
instruction execution throughput
Hyperthreading refers to the parallel execution two (2) or more threads
simultaneously. Determine if hyperthreading is possible with MSMP and SMP.
Support your answer.
Evaluate the type of applications that the MSMP architecture is well suited
for. Explain why these applications are well suited for this architecture.
Evaluate the type of applications the SMP architecture is well suited for.
Explain why these applications are well suited for this architecture.
Use at least five (5) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia
and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch
margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or
school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s
name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and
the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.