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  • Posted November 13, 2011

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    Are you a professional engineer or architect? If you are, then this book is for you! Authors John L. Hennessy and David A. Patterson, have done an outstanding job of writing a book that describes the basic principles underlying what will be tomorrow¿s technological developments. Hennessy and Patterson, begin by introducing formulas for energy, static power, dynamic power, integrated circuit costs, reliability, and availability. In addition, the authors discuss advanced optimization caches; as well as, virtual machines, which offer advantages in protection, software management, and hardware management, which plays an important role in cloud computing. They then cover the exploitation of instruction-level parallelism in high-performance processors, including superscalar execution, branch prediction, speculation, dynamic scheduling, and multithreading. The authors then, introduce vector architectures, which acts as a foundation on which to build explanations of multimedia SIMD instruction set extensions and GPUs. The authors explore symmetric and distributed-memory architectures, examining both organizational principles and performance. In addition, the authors introduce bridges and switches, as a complete network system. Finally, they describe the newest topic in computer architecture: warehouse-scale computers. The primary goal of this most excellent book, is to change the way people learn and think about computer architecture. Perhaps more importantly, this book focuses on new platforms: personal mobile devices and warehouse-scale computers, new architectures and multicore and GPUs

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