Computer Organization and Architecture

Computer Organization and Architecture : Designing for Performance: International Edition

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For junior/senior/graduate-level courses in Computer Organization and Architecture in the Computer Science and Engineering departments.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.
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  • Paperback | 768 pages
  • 180 x 233 x 28mm | 1,064g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 5th edition
  • 0130852635
  • 9780130852632

Table of contents

I. OVERVIEW. 1. Introduction. 2. Computer Evolution and Performance. II. THE COMPUTER SYSTEM. 3. System Buses. 4. Internal Memory. 5. External Memory. 6. Input/Output. 7. Operating System Support. III. THE CENTRAL PROCESSING UNIT. 8. Computer Arithmetic. 9. Instruction Sets: Characteristics and Functions. 10. Instruction Sets: Addressing Modes and Formats. 11. CPU Structure and Function. 12. Reduced Instruction Set Computers (RISCs). 13. Instruction-Level Parallelism and Superscalar Processors. IV. THE CONTROL UNIT. 14. Control Unit Operation. 15. Microprogrammed Control. V. PARALLEL ORGANIZATION. 16. Parallel Processing. Appendix A: Digital Logic. Appendix B: Projects for Teaching Computer Organization and Architecture. References. Glossary. Index. Acronyms.
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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, plus revised editions, for a total of 37 books on various aspects of these subjects. He has three times received the award for best Computer Science Textbook of the Year from the Text and Academic Authors Association (Computer Organization and Architecture, Prentice Hall, 1996; Data and Computer Communications, Prentice Hall, 1997; Operating Systems, Prentice Hall, 1998). In over 20 years in the field, Dr. Stallings has been a technical contributor, technical manager and an executive with several high-technology firms. Currently he is an independent consultant whose clients have included computer and networking manufacturers and customers, software development firms and leading-edge government research institutions. Dr. Stallings is a frequent lecturer and a regular contributor to technical journals and trade publications. Dr. Stallings holds a Ph.D. from MIT in computer science and a B.S. from Notre Dame in electrical engineering.
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