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Computer Systems Architecture: A Networking Approach / Edition 2
     

Computer Systems Architecture: A Networking Approach / Edition 2

by Rob Williams
 

ISBN-10: 0321340795

ISBN-13: 9780321340795

Pub. Date: 11/28/2006

Publisher: Prentice Hall

The first Computer Architecture text to recognize that computers are now predinantly used in a networking environment, fully updated to include new technologies and with an all new chapter on Distributed Computing.

Overview

The first Computer Architecture text to recognize that computers are now predinantly used in a networking environment, fully updated to include new technologies and with an all new chapter on Distributed Computing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321340795
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
752
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Preface to the first edition

Recommended lab sessions

Part 1 Basic functions and facilities of a computer

1 Introduction: the hardware-software interface

2 The von Neumann inheritance

3 Functional units and the fetch-execute cycle

4 Building computers from logic: the control unit

5 Building computers from logic: the ALU

6 Building computers from logic: the memory

7 The Intel Pentium CPU

8 Subroutines

9 Simple input and output

10 Serial connections

11 Parallel connections

12 The memory hierarchy

Part 2 Networking and increased complexity

13 The programmer's viewpoint

14 Local area networks

15 Wide area networks

16 Other networks

17 Introduction to operating systems

18 Windows XP

19 Filing systems

20 Visual output

21 RISC processors: ARM and SPARC

22 VLIW processors: the EPIC Itanium

23 Parallel processing

Appendix: MS Visual Studo 8, Express Edition

Glossary

Answers to end-of-chapter questions

References

Index

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