Computer Organization and Design Second Edition: The Hardware/Software Interface / Edition 2

Computer Organization and Design Second Edition: The Hardware/Software Interface / Edition 2

by David A. Peterson, John L. Hennessy, John L. Hennessy
     
 

ISBN-10: 1558604286

ISBN-13: 9781558604285

Pub. Date: 08/01/1997

Publisher: Elsevier Science

The performance of software systems is dramatically affected by how well software designers understand the basic hardware technologies at work in a system. Similarly, hardware designers must understand the far reaching effects their design decisions have on software applications. For readers in either category, this classic introduction to the field provides a deep…  See more details below

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The performance of software systems is dramatically affected by how well software designers understand the basic hardware technologies at work in a system. Similarly, hardware designers must understand the far reaching effects their design decisions have on software applications. For readers in either category, this classic introduction to the field provides a deep look into the computer. It demonstrates the relationship between the software and hardware and focuses on the foundational concepts that are the basis for current computer design.



Using a distinctive "learning by evolution" approach the authors present each idea from its first principles, guiding readers through a series of worked examples that incrementally add more complex instructions until they have acquired an understanding of the entire MIPS instruction set and the fundamentals of assembly language. Computer arithmetic, pipelining, and memory hierarchies are treated to the same evolutionary approach with worked examples and incremental drawings supporting each new level of sophistication. The design, performance, and significance of I/O systems is also discussed in depth, and an entire chapter is devoted to the emerging architectures of multiprocessor systems.

* Real Stuff provides relevant, tangible examples of how the concepts from the chapter are implemented in commercially successful products.
* Fallacies and Pitfalls share the hard-won lessons of the authors and other designers in industry.
* Big Pictures allow the reader to keep major insights in focus while studying the details.
* Key terms, all fully defined in an end-of-book glossary, summarize the essential ideas introduced inthe chapter.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558604285
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
08/01/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
643
Product dimensions:
7.69(w) x 9.57(h) x 1.94(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Worked Examples
Computer Organization and Design Online
Preface
Ch. 1Computer Abstractions and Technology2
Ch. 2The Role of Performance52
Ch. 3Instructions: Language of the Machine104
Ch. 4Arithmetic for Computers208
Ch. 5The Processor: Datapath and Control336
Ch. 6Enhancing Performance with Pipelining434
Ch. 7Large and Fast: Exploiting Memory Hierarchy538
Ch. 8Interfacing Processors and Peripherals636
Ch. 9Multiprocessors710
Appendix AAssemblers, Linkers, and the SPIM SimulatorA-2
Appendix BThe Basics of Logic DesignB-2
Appendix CMapping Control to HardwareC-2
GlossaryG-1
IndexI-1

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