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Completely updated, this book explains how computer designers can follow the structured model to develop efficient hardware and software systems. New information has been included on UNIX, OS/2, INTEL 8088/80286/80386, Motorola 68000/68020/68030 and RISC machine. The operation of a typical IBM PC clone is now described in detail at the chip level.
|2||Computer systems organization||51|
|3||The digital logic level||135|
|4||The microarchitecture level||231|
|5||The instruction set architecture level||331|
|6||The operating system machine level||427|
|7||The assembly language level||507|
|8||Parallel computer architectures||547|
|9||Reading list and bibliography||655|
|C||Assembly language programming||701|
Posted July 25, 2003
Like all of Tanenbaum's books, this one contains excruciating details on all aspects of the title subject. More useful for hardcore introductory courses or as a reference when writing papers. I usually wear-out a couple of highlighters on each of his books and fill the margins with notes, trying to keep track of all the data he's dumping on me. This book contains a great deal of discussion on the microcode level, which you're unlikely to find in many other bound volumes. Tanenbaum does the research for you, saving you countless hours wading through RFCs and OEM publications.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.