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Computer Organization and Design, Fifth Edition: The Hardware/Software Interface (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Architecture and Design)
by:David A. Patterson, John L. Hennessy
The 5th edition of Computer Organization and Design 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...
The 5th edition of Computer Organization and Design 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, "Going Faster," used throughout the text to demonstrate extremely effective optimization techniques. Also new to this edition is discussion of the "Eight Great Ideas" 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 for4th Edition teaching materials should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Optimization techniques featured throughout the textCovers parallelism in depth with examples and content highlighting parallel hardware and software topicsFeatures the Intel Core i7, ARM Cortex-A8 and NVIDIA Fermi GPU as real-world examples throughout the bookOnline companion website provides links to simulators and compilers along with tutorials for using them, as well as additional advanced content, appendices, a glossary, references, "Historical Perspectives," and recommended reading
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