Memory is essential to all our lives. Without a memory of the past, we cannot operate in the present or think about the future. We would not be able to remember what we did yesterday, what we have done today, or what we plan to do tomorrow. Without memory, we could not learn anything from life.
Main topics for Quiz #2: Ch. 5 program performance: understand the blockers, with examples of each, and the main solutions at this level, also the bounds on the measures of performance; Ch. 6 The memory hierarchy: disks, all cache; Ch. 7: Linking: very limited coverage, essentially, symbols and what the linker does with each type, the process of linking, and Ch. 8 Exceptional control flow up to what we covered on Lecture #12.