This newly revised reference presents fundamental computer hardware, systems software, and data concepts. It provides a careful, in depth, non-engineering introduction to the inner workings of modern computer systems. The book also features the latest advances in operating system design and computer interconnection.
PART 1: AN OVERVIEW OF COMPUTER SYSTEMS.
PART 2: DATA IN THE COMPUTER.
Representing Integer Data.
Floating Point Numbers.
PART 3: COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE AND HARDWARE OPERATION.
The Little Man Computer.
The CPU and Memory.
CPU Design and Organization.
Modern Computer Systems.
Three System Examples.
PART 4: COMPUTER INTERCONNECTION AND DATA COMMUNICATIONS.
Clusters, Networks, and Data Communications.
PART 5: THE SOFTWARE COMPONENT.
Operating Systems--An Overview.
The User View of Operating Systems.
The Internal Operating System.
Three Operating Systems.
Supplementary Chapter 1: An Introduction to Digital Computer Logic.
Supplementary Chapter 2: Communication Channel Technology.