Computer Organization and Design, Revised Fourth Edition: The Hardware/Software Interface / Edition 4

Computer Organization and Design, Revised Fourth Edition: The Hardware/Software Interface / Edition 4

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by David A. Patterson, John L. Hennessy
     
 

The Fourth Edition of Computer Organization and Design focuses on the revolutionary change taking place in industry today: the switch from uniprocessor to multicore microprocessors. This emphasis on parallelism is supported by updates reflecting the newest technologies, with examples highlighting the latest processor designs and benchmarking standards.

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The Fourth Edition of Computer Organization and Design focuses on the revolutionary change taking place in industry today: the switch from uniprocessor to multicore microprocessors. This emphasis on parallelism is supported by updates reflecting the newest technologies, with examples highlighting the latest processor designs and benchmarking standards. The MIPS processor is the core used to present the fundamentals of hardware technologies, assembly language, computer arithmetic, pipelining, memory hierarchies and I/O. Sections on the ARM and x86 architectures are also included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780123747501
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
11/09/2011
Series:
Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Architecture and Design Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
914
Sales rank:
499,108
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Computer Abstractions and Technology

Instructions: Language of the Computer

Arithmetic for Computers

Assessing and Understanding Performance

The Processor

Enhancing Performance with Pipelining

Large and Fast: Exploiting Memory Hierarchy

Storage, Networks and Other Peripherals

Multiprocessors and Clusters

Mapping Control to Hardware

A Survey of RISC Architectures for Desktop, Server, and Embedded Computers

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