Pentium Processor Optimization Tools

Pentium Processor Optimization Tools

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Pentium Processor Optimization Tools shows C and assembly language programmers how to improve the performance of their programs by taking advantage of the superscaler architecture of the Intel Pentium CPU. It also includes numerous examples of code optimized for Pentium processors with a discussion of the changes of the 80x86 instructions set. "This book offer valuable advice on the Pentium. A book by veteran assembly-language programmer Michael Schmit offers software developers specific advice on exploiting the full performance of the Pentium microprocessor's dual-pipeline processing architecture." --PC Week Features: * Step-by-step programming examples show the reader how to optimize their programs for the Pentium * Includes 3.5" disk with source code for programming examples, as well as a demonstration version of Quantasm Corporation's Pentium Optimizer software utility * Introduction to Assembley language programming * Pentium architecture * C interfacing * Mixed 16 and 32 bit programming
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 400 pages
  • 190.5 x 243.84 x 27.94mm | 884.5g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • glossary, index
  • 0126272301
  • 9780126272307

Table of contents

Number Systems. What Is Assembly? The 8086 Family History and Architecture. 8086 Architecture and Instruction Set. Beginning Programs. Assembly Tools. 80186, 80286, 80386, 80486 and Pentium. Superscalar Programming. Pipeline Operation. Pentium Optimizer. Timing with a Software Timer. String Operations Warm Ups. String Search and Translate. Checksums and Extended Precision Addition. FPU Math Example. Interfacing to C. Protected Mode Programming. Techniques and Style. Power PC. Appendces: Instruction Cycles. Optimization. Optimization Index. Simple Instructions. Pairing Rules. Glossary. Index.
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