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Computer Architecture

A Quantitative Approach

Computer Architecture by John L. Hennessy
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About the Book

The computing world today is in the middle of a revolution: mobile clients and cloud computing have emerged as the dominant paradigms driving programming and hardware innovation today. The Fifth Edition of Computer Architecture focuses on this dramatic shift, exploring the ways in which software and technology in the "cloud" are accessed by cell phones, tablets, laptops, and other mobile computing devices. Each chapter includes two real-world examples, one mobile and one datacenter, to illustrate this revolutionary change.

Key Features
  • Updated to cover the mobile computing revolution
  • Emphasizes the two most important topics in architecture today: memory hierarchy and parallelism in all its forms.
  • Develops common themes throughout each chapter: power, performance, cost, dependability, protection, programming models, and emerging trendsIncludes three review appendices in the printed text. Additional reference appendices are available online.
  • Updated Case Studies and completely new exercises.

Who Should Read This Book

Computer Architects, Computer System Designers, Compiler and System Software Developers, Programmers, Application Developers

Table of Contents

Printed Text

Chap 1: Fundamentals of Quantitative Design and Analysis

Chap 2: Memory Hierarchy Design

Chap 3: Instruction-Level Parallelism and Its Exploitation

Chap 4: Data-Level Parallelism in Vector, SIMD, and GPU Architectures

Chap 5: Multiprocessors and Thread-Level Parallelism

Chap 6: The Warehouse-Scale Computer

App A: Instruction Set Principles

App B: Review of Memory Hierarchy

App C: Pipelining: Basic and Intermediate Concepts

Online

App D: Storage Systems

App E: Embedded Systems

App F: Interconnection Networks

App G: Vector Processors

App H: Hardware and Software for VLIW and EPIC

App I: Large-Scale Multiprocessors and Scientific Applications

App J: Computer Arithmetic

App K: Survey of Instruction Set Architectures

App L: Historical Perspectives



  • Part of Intel's 2012 Recommended Reading List for Developers
  • Updated to cover the mobile computing revolution
  • Emphasizes the two most important topics in architecture today: memory hierarchy and parallelism in all its forms.
  • Develops common themes throughout each chapter: power, performance, cost, dependability, protection, programming models, and emerging trends ("What's Next")
  • Includes three review appendices in the printed text. Additional reference appendices are available online.
  • Includes updated Case Studies and completely new exercises.
Elsevier Science; October 2011
856 pages; ISBN 9780123838735
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Title: Computer Architecture
Author: John L. Hennessy; David A. Patterson
 
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