1.(A) First, briefly explain in your own words what the main functions of the CPU are?
1.(B) Second, to help further your mastery of the CPU, explain what a CPU does when an interrupt occurs. (Please do not forget to explain how the CPU detects and interrupt, how the interrupt is handled, and what happens when the interrupt has been serviced.)
1.(C)Third, express your thoughts on the following question. Do you wish the CPU could do more? (Don’t be a wise guy and say you wish the CPU had emotions. In the near future, a CPU with emotions may be a reality. But let’s not discuss this now!)
2. Next, think of the CPU as a limited extension of your logical brain. Do you think it does a decent job in this capacity? Does this brain do all the functions you would want this type of brain to do? Does it do stuff you wouldn’t want it to do? Also does this brain treat interruptions effectively? Would you want this brain to deal with interruptions? How would you want it to do it? Why would you want it to do it? Would you want this brain to treat interruptions somewhat differently?