Principles of Computer Architecture

Principles of Computer Architecture

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Designed especially for undergraduates in computer-related disciplines, with emphasis to support the compiler, operating system, and networking courses. For a first course in computer architecture or computer organization. This text covers computer architecture at the instruction set architecture (ISA) and system design levels. Starting with foundation material on data representation and computer arithmetic, the book moves through the basic components of a computer architecture, covering topics at increasing levels of complexity up through CISC, network architecture, and parallel architecture. The authors have adopted the use of a SPARC-subset for an instructional ISA called "ARC" (A RISC Computer), which is carried through the mainstream of the book, and is complemented with platform-independent software tools that simulate the ARC ISA as well as the MIPS and x86 (Pentium) ISAs.show more

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  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 188 x 230 x 24mm | 879.98g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • 1st International edition
  • 0130270350
  • 9780130270351

Table of contents

1. Introduction. 2. Data Representation. 3. Arithmetic. 4. The Instruction Set Architecture. 5. Languages and the Machine. 6. Datapath and Control. 7. Memory. 8. Input and Output. 9. Communication. 10. Trends in Computer Architecture. A. Appendix A: Digital Logic. B. Appendix B: Reduction of Digital Logic.show more