Computer Organization and Design

Computer Organization and Design

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The fifth edition of Computer Organization and Designa€”winner of a 2014 Textbook Excellence Award (Texty) from The Text and Academic Authors Associationa€”moves forward into the post-PC era with new examples, exercises, and material highlighting the emergence of mobile computing and the cloud. This generational change is emphasized and explored with updated content featuring tablet computers, cloud infrastructure, and the ARM (mobile computing devices) and x86 (cloud computing) architectures. Because an understanding of modern hardware is essential to achieving good performance and energy efficiency, this edition adds a new concrete example, qGoing Faster, q used throughout the text to demonstrate extremely effective optimization techniques. Also new to this edition is discussion of the qEight Great Ideasq of computer architecture. As with previous editions, a MIPS processor is the core used to present the fundamentals of hardware technologies, assembly language, computer arithmetic, pipelining, memory hierarchies and I/O. Instructors looking for fourth edition teaching materials should e-mail Winner of a 2014 Texty Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association Includes new examples, exercises, and material highlighting the emergence of mobile computing and the cloud Covers parallelism in depth with examples and content highlighting parallel hardware and software topics Features the Intel Core i7, ARM Cortex-A8 and NVIDIA Fermi GPU as real-world examples throughout the book Adds a new concrete example, qGoing Faster, q to demonstrate how understanding hardware can inspire software optimizations that improve performance by 200 times Discusses and highlights the qEight Great Ideasq of computer architecture: Performance via Parallelism; Performance via Pipelining; Performance via Prediction; Design for Moore's Law; Hierarchy of Memories; Abstraction to Simplify Design; Make the Common Case Fast; and Dependability via Redundancy Includes a full set of updated and improved exercises(p4 should calculate even parity if two errors occurred.) ... Elaboration: To calculate how many bits are needed for SEC, let p be total number of parity bits and d number of data bits in p d bit ... One solution is called Cyclic Redundancy Check.

Title:Computer Organization and Design
Author:David A. Patterson, John L. Hennessy
Publisher:Newnes - 2013-09-30


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