Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface / Edition 5

Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface / Edition 5

by David A. Patterson
     
 

The fifth edition of Computer Organization and Design-winner of a 2014 Textbook Excellence Award (Texty) from The Text and Academic Authors Association-moves forward into the post-PC era with new examples, exercises, and material highlighting the emergence of mobile computing and the cloud. This generational change is emphasized and explored with updated

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The fifth edition of Computer Organization and Design-winner of a 2014 Textbook Excellence Award (Texty) from The Text and Academic Authors Association-moves forward into the post-PC era with new examples, exercises, and material highlighting the emergence of mobile computing and the cloud. This generational change is emphasized and explored with updated content featuring tablet computers, cloud infrastructure, and the ARM (mobile computing devices) and x86 (cloud computing) architectures.

Because an understanding of modern hardware is essential to achieving good performance and energy efficiency, this edition adds a new concrete example, "Going Faster," used throughout the text to demonstrate extremely effective optimization techniques. Also new to this edition is discussion of the "Eight Great Ideas" of computer architecture.

As with previous editions, a MIPS processor is the core used to present the fundamentals of hardware technologies, assembly language, computer arithmetic, pipelining, memory hierarchies and I/O.

Instructors looking for fourth edition teaching materials should e-mail textbook@elsevier.com.

  • Winner of a 2014 Texty Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association
  • Includes new examples, exercises, and material highlighting the emergence of mobile computing and the cloud
  • Covers parallelism in depth with examples and content highlighting parallel hardware and software topics
  • Features the Intel Core i7, ARM Cortex-A8 and NVIDIA Fermi GPU as real-world examples throughout the book
  • Adds a new concrete example, "Going Faster," to demonstrate how understanding hardware can inspire software optimizations that improve performance by 200 times
  • Discusses and highlights the "Eight Great Ideas" of computer architecture: Performance via Parallelism; Performance via Pipelining; Performance via Prediction; Design for Moore's Law; Hierarchy of Memories; Abstraction to Simplify Design; Make the Common Case Fast; and Dependability via Redundancy
  • Includes a full set of updated and improved exercises

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780124077263
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
10/10/2013
Series:
Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Architecture and Design Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
800
Sales rank:
152,420
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

CH 1 Computer Abstractions and Technology

CH 2 Instructions: Language of the Computer

CH 3 Arithmetic for Computers

CH 4 The Processor

CH 5 Large and Fast: Exploiting Memory Hierarchy

CH 6 Parallel Processors from Client to Cloud

APP A Assemblers, Linkers, and the SPIM Simulator

APP B The Basics of Logic Design

APP C Graphics and Computing GPUs

APP D Mapping Control to Hardware; APP E A Survey of RISC Architectures for Desktop, Server, and Embedded Computers

Highlighted throughout the book: "Eight Great Ideas of Computer Architecture:"

  • Design for Moore's Law
  • Use Abstraction to Simplify Design
  • Make the Common Case Fast
  • Dependability via Redundancy
  • Hierarchy of Memories
  • Performance via Parallelism
  • Performance via Pipelining
  • Performance via Prediction

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