Platform Technologies essay


Platform Technologies
Prepared by: Dr Wanod Kumar Moderated by: Dr Sadia Aziz T3, 2021

Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
Trimester T3 2021
Course Name Bachelor of Networking (BNET)
Unit Code BN103
Unit Title Platform Technologies
Assessment Type Assignment 1 (Individual Assignment)
Assessment Title Computer Fundamentals and Number Conversion
Purpose of the
assessment (with
ULO Mapping) This assignment assesses the following Unit Learning Outcomes; students
should be able to demonstrate their achievements in them.
a. Describe basic computer structure and operation.
b. List factors that may affect computer performance, diagnose basic
computer problems and perform some hardware troubleshooting.
c. Report on different integer number systems and convert between them.
d. Explain floating point representations using the IEEE754 standard.
Weight Total Weight of the Assignment 1 is 15%.
• Assignment 1-Part A: 5%, Assignment 1-Part B: 10%
Total Marks • Assignment 1-Part A: 20 Marks
• Assignment 1-Part B: 45 Marks
Word limit • Assignment 1-Part A: 500 Words
• Assignment 1-Part B: 1000 Words
Due Date • Assignment 1-Part A: Friday 3/12/2021
• Assignment 1-Part B: Friday 7/1/2022
Submission
Guidelines • All work must be submitted on Moodle by the due date along with a
completed Assignment Cover Page.
• The assignment must be in MS Word format, 1.5 spacing, 11-pt Calibri
(Body) font and 2.54 cm margins on all four sides of your page with
appropriate section headings.
• Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed
appropriately at the end in a reference list using IEEE referencing style.
Extension • If an extension of time to submit work is required, a Special Consideration
Application must be submitted directly on AMS. You must submit this
application three working days prior to the due date of the assignment.
Further information is available at:
https://www.mit.edu.au/about-us/governance/institute-rules-policies
and-plans/policies-procedures-and-guidelines/assessment-policy
Academic
Misconduct • Academic Misconduct is a serious offence. Depending on the seriousness of
the case, penalties can vary from a written warning or zero marks to
exclusion from the course or rescinding the degree. Students should make
themselves familiar with the full policy and procedure available at:
http://www.mit.edu.au/about-mit/institute-publications/policies
procedures-and-guidelines/Plagiarism-Academic-Misconduct-Policy
Procedure. For further information, please refer to the Academic Integrity
Section in your Unit Description.
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Assignment Description
Assignment 1 is divided into two parts. Description and Tasks of both parts are given in the
following sections.
Assignment 1-Part A: [20 Marks]
1. Computer Organisation and Architecture [ 10 marks]
a) Discuss with examples, the relationship between computer organization and
computer architecture. [5 Marks]
b) Discuss the use of a multiple-bus architecture compared to the use of a single-bus
architecture with some demonstration of its benefits to the computing applications
overall. [5 Marks]
2. Potential Computer Problems and Solutions [8 marks]
Analyse each of the following potential computer problems and provide a systematic method
of troubleshooting and resolving each.
a) You press the computer’s ON switch, but the machine does not switch on. [4 Marks]
b) The computer is ON — at least, according to the lights on the case — but you cannot
see any images on the monitor. [4 Marks]
References in IEEE style [2 Marks]
Assignment 1-Part B: [45 Marks]
1. Feedback and Reflection [3 marks]
Reflect on the feedback for Part A and discuss how did it help you to accomplish the tasks for
the assignment Part B.
2. Cache Memory [10 marks]
What are advantages of using a cache? With help of suitable figures differentiate among
direct mapping, associative mapping, and set associative mapping. List advantages of a unified
cache.
3. Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) [5 marks]
Explain the basic differences between a CPU and a GPU. Discuss the importance of memory
capacity and clock speed for GPUs.
4. Binary, Decimal, Octal and Hexadecimal Number Conversions [12 Marks]
With step-by step process, perform the following conversion:
a) Covert (123.72)10 to binary and Hexadecimal.
b) Convert (110101111)2 to decimal, octal, and Hexadecimal representation.
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c) Find the 8-bit two’s complement expression for the decimals value of 1n2 (where n
represents the last digit of your MIT ID)
5. IEEE754 Format [12 Marks]
With step-by step process, convert (-1xx.xx)10 to IEEE754 16-bit and 32-bit floating point
formats (where xx represents the last two digits of your MIT ID).
6. References in IEEE style [3 Marks]
Assignment Instructions:
• Do not use Wikipedia as a source or a reference
• Make sure you properly reference any diagrams/ graphics used in the assignment.
• Must consider at least six current references (two for part A and four for part B) from
journal/conference papers and books. Must follow IEEE referencing style.
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Marking Criteria for the Assignment 1

Assignment 1 – Parts Description of the section Marks
Assignment 1- Part A 1. Computer Organisation and Architecture [10 Marks]
a) Discuss with examples the relationship between
computer organization and computer architecture. [5
Marks]
b) Discuss the use of a multiple-bus architecture compared
to the use of a single-bus architecture with some
demonstration of its benefits to the computing
applications overall. [5 Marks]
2. Potential Computer Problems and Solutions [8 Marks]
Analyse each of the following potential computer problems
and provide a systematic method of troubleshooting and
resolving each.
a) You press the computer’s ON switch, but the machine
does not switch on. [4 Marks]
b) The computer is ON — at least, according to the lights on
the case — but you cannot see any images on the
monitor. [4 Marks]
3. References in IEEE style [2 Marks] 20
Assignment 1- Part B 1. Feedback and Reflection [3 marks]
Reflect on the feedback for Part A and discuss how did it help you
to accomplish the tasks for the assignment Part B.
2. Cache Memory [10 marks]
What are advantages of using a cache? With help of suitable
figures differentiate among direct mapping, associative
mapping, and set associative mapping. List advantages of a
unified cache.
3. Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) [5 Marks]
Explain the basic differences between a CPU and a GPU. Discuss
the importance of memory capacity and clock speed for GPUs.
4. Binary, Decimal, Octal and Hexadecimal Number
Conversions [12 Marks]
With step-by step process, perform the following conversion:
a) Covert (123.72)10 to binary and Hexadecimal.
b) Convert (110101111)2 to decimal, octal, and
Hexadecimal representation.
c) Find the 8-bit two’s complement expression for the
decimals value of 1n2 (where n represents the last digit
of your MIT ID)
5. IEEE754 Format [12 Marks]
With step-by step process, convert (-1xx.xx)10 to IEEE754 16-bit
and 32-bit floating point formats (where xx represents the last
two digits of your MIT ID).
6. References in IEEE style [3 Marks] 45
Total Marks 55
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Marking Rubric for Assignment

Grade
Mark HD
80% + D
70%-79% CR
60%-69% P
50%-59% Fail
<50%
Excellent Very Good Good Satisfactory Unsatisfactory
Assignment 1-
Part A /20 A very detailed and
very clear
discussion Very clear
discussion Generally good
discussion Brief discussion Poor discussion
with irrelevant
information
Assignment 1-
Part B /45 All sections
discussed are
pertinent and
covered in depth.
Demonstrated the
ability to think
critically and make
good use of the
source material. Sections
presented are
relevant and
soundly
analysed. Sections
presented are
generally
relevant and
analysed. Sections
presented are
somewhat
relevance and
briefly
discussed. Sections
presented are
not relevant to
the assignment
topic

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Instructions for Submission and Assessment Details

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Bachelor of Networking is the name of the course (BNET)

BN103 is the unit code.

Platform Technologies (Unit Title)

Assignment 1: Type of Assessment (Individual Assignment)

Computer Fundamentals and Number Conversion is the title of the assessment.

The goal of the project

(with) evaluation

Unit Learning Outcomes Mapping) This assignment evaluates the following Unit Learning Outcomes:

should be able to show their accomplishments in them.

a. Describe the basic structure and operation of a computer.

b. Make a list of elements that could affect computer performance and diagnose fundamental problems.

Perform some hardware troubleshooting and troubleshoot computer issues.

c. Analyze and convert between distinct integer number systems.

d. Using the IEEE754 standard, explain floating point representations.

The total weight of the first assignment is

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