Inside the Machine: An Illustrated Introduction to Microprocessors and Computer Architecture

Inside the Machine: An Illustrated Introduction to Microprocessors and Computer Architecture

by Jon Stokes

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ISBN-13: 9781593276683
Publisher: No Starch Press
Publication date: 05/25/2015
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 949,906
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Jon M. Stokes is co-founder of and Senior CPU Editor for Ars Technica. He has written extensively on microprocessor architecture and the technical aspects of personal computing for a variety of publications. Stokes holds a degree in computer engineering from Louisiana State University and two advanced degrees in the humanities from Harvard University. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Chicago.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter 1: Basic Computing Concepts
Chapter 2: The Mechanics of Program Execution
Chapter 3: Pipelined Execution
Chapter 4: Superscalar Execution
Chapter 5: The Intel Pentium and Pentium Pro
Chapter 6: PowerPC Processors: 600 Series, 700 Series, and 7400
Chapter 7: Intel's Pentium 4 vs. Motorola's G4e: Approaches and Design Philosophies
Chapter 8: Intel's Pentium 4 vs. Motorola's G4e: The Back End
Chapter 9: 64-Bit Computing and x86-64
Chapter 10: The G5: IBM's PowerPC 970
Chapter 11: Understanding Caching and Performance
Chapter 12: Intel's Pentium M, Core Duo, and Core 2 Duo
Bibliography and Suggested Reading
Index

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