BN103D Platform Technologies T2 2016 | Trading Technologies

BN103D Platform Technologies T2 2016 (40 marks) Attempt the Assignment 1 quiz after Week 4. Paste the results of your quiz here.

B-Q1. (10 marks) Number conversion systems:

  1. BN103D Platform Technologies T2 2016 | Trading TechnologiesYou need to convert a decimal number to the hexadecimal equivalent.

Use the last five decimal digits of your MIT student ID as the decimal number. (e.g. if your ID is MIT121801, then your decimal number is 21801)

Then, convert the decimal number to hexadecimalequivalent. (You need to provide the steps as shown below, do not use a calculator)


  • 21801/16 = 1362, remainder 9
  • 1362/16 = 80, remainder 2
  • 80/16 = 5, remainder 0
  • Answer: 2180110 = 502916
  1. Convert the hexadecimal number to the binary equivalent. (e.g. 502916 = 0101 0000 0010 10012)
  1. Convert the binary number to the octal equivalent. (e.g. 0101 0000 0010 10012 = 500518)

B-Q2. (20 marks)Processor clock speed vs Instructions per cycle (IPC):

Achieving high performance in microprocessors will be a tremendous challenge. You will need to do a research and write a report (in your own words) on the topic “factors governing the IPC and the clock

Limit your report to maximum of two pages (you can provide charts, tables to supplement your report). References need to be specified.

B-Q3. (40 marks)Building two computer systems:

Identify the cost of building two computer systems (one for the business office use and other for the home use) using components purchased individually from a shop.

You need to specify the following:

  • Selection of CPU, memory, hard drives, display monitor etc.
  • Other input/output devices
  • Expansion capabilities
  • Support for multimedia
  • Costing based on components for the two systems

BN103D Platform Technologies T2 2016 | Trading Technologies

Your report can be supplemented by images. List of references can be added

  • Dr. C. Kydd
  • BUAD 306
  • Exercise 2

Linear Programming

  1. The Scrod Manufacturing Co. produces two key items – special-purpose Widgets (W) and more generally useful Frami (F).

Management wishes to determine that mix of W & F which will maximize total Profits (P).Data                                                                      W       F

  • Unit profit contributions                       $  30   $  20
  • Demand estimates (unit/week)               250      500
  • Average processing rates – each
  • product requires processing on
  • both machines (units/hour)
  • Machine #1                        2          4
  • Machine #2                        3          3

The two products compete for processing time using the same limited plant capacity.  Only 160 hours are available on each of two machines (1 and 2) during each week, barring unexpected equipment breakdowns.  Management has established a desired minimum production level of 200 units per week (total output: W + F) in order to maintain distribution outlets.

As a newly hired management analyst for Scrod, you have been asked to analyze the available options and recommend an appropriate product mix.  Your boss has suggested that you structure a model of the underlying constrained optimization problem and test to be sure that a feasible solution exists before proceeding to analyze the alternatives.  (You do not have to solve this problem; just set it up and make sure that a feasible solution exists.  You should try this both with and without the demand estimates included as constraints).