Computer Organization and Architecture: Designing for Performance (The William Stallings books on computer and data communications technology)

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9780130812940: Computer Organization and Architecture: Designing for Performance (The William Stallings books on computer and data communications technology)

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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This book provides comprehensive and completely up-to-date coverage of computer organization and architecture. This book covers the leading-edge areas of superscalar design, IA-64 design features and parallel processor organization trends. It meets students' needs by addressing both the fundamental principles as well as the critical role of performance in driving computer design. This book also includes an unparalleled degree of instructor support, supplements and on-line resources.

DISTINGUISHING KEY FEATURES:

  • Use of numerous running examples, especially Pentium
  • Unified instructional approach enables reader to evaluate instruction set design issues
  • Expanded superscalar presentation to include the new examples of UltraSparc II and the MIPS R100000
  • Detailed treatment of bus organization enables reader to better evaluate key design issues
  • Detailed chapter coverage on RISC
  • Extensive treatment of understanding of I/O functions and structures
The COMPANION WEBSITE for the book provides support for students, instructors and professionals
  • Links to important up-to-date site related text materials.
  • Provides transparency masters of figures from the book in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format.
  • Lists a set of course notes in PDF for handouts.
  • Includes a set of PowerPoint slides for lecturing.

About the Author:

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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