Computer Organization and Architecture

Computer Organization and Architecture : Designing for Performance

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For junior/senior/graduate-level courses in Computer Organization in departments of Computer Science and Computer Engineering.This text provides a clear, comprehensive presentation of the organization and architecture of modern-day computers, emphasizing both fundamental principles and the critical role of performance in driving computer design. The text conveys concepts through a wealth of concrete examples highlighting modern CISC and RISC systems.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 815 pages
  • 184 x 234 x 38mm | 1,339.98g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • references, glossary, index
  • 0130351199
  • 9780130351197

Table of contents

I. OVERVIEW. 1. Introduction. 2. Computer Evolution and Performance. II. THE COMPUTER SYSTEM. 3. System Buses. 4. Cache Memory. 5. Internal Memory Technology. 6. External Memory. 7. Input/Output. 8. Operating System Support. III. THE CENTRAL PROCESSING UNIT. 9. Computer Arithmetic. 10. Instruction Sets: Characteristics and Functions. 11. Instruction Sets: Addressing Modes and Formats. 12. CPU Structure and Function. 13. Reduced Instruction Set Computers (RISCs). 14. Instruction-Level Parallelism and Superscalar Processors. 15. The IA-64 Architecture. IV. THE CONTROL UNIT. 16. Control Unit Operation. 17. Microprogrammed Control. V. PARALLEL ORGANIZATION. 18. Parallel Processing. Appendix A: Digital Logic. Appendix B: Number Systems Appendix C: Projects for Teaching Computer Organization and Architecture. References. Glossary. Index. Acronyms.show more

About William Stallings

WILLIAM STALLINGS has made a unique contribution to understanding the broad sweep of technical developments in computer networking and computer architecture. He has authored 17 titles, and counting revised editions, a total of 35 books on various aspects of these subjects. Far five years in a row, he has been the recipient of the award for the best Computer Science and Engineering textbook of the year from the Textbook and Academic Authors Association. In over 25 years in the field, Dr. Stallings has been a technical contributor, technical manager and an executive with several high-technology firms. He is an independent consultant whose clients have included computer and networking manufacturers and customers, software development firms and leading-edge government research institutions. He created and maintains the Computer Science Student Resource Site at: WilliamStallings.com/StudentSupport.html Dr. Stallings holds a Ph.D. from MIT in computer science and a B.S. from Notre Dame in electrical engineering.show more

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