Computer Organization and Architecture: Designing for Performance (5th Edition)

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This book offers a clear and comprehensive basic understanding of computer systems, and in particular, an understanding of Pentium systems. This hardware background will enhance readers' abilities to manage systems, diagnose and come up with solutions to user problems, and plan for future growth. Topics include computer performance, system buses, memory, input and output, operating system support, and processing. For product marketing personnel who want the know-how of technology, and supporting marketing and sales in matching products to customers. For information system and computer system personnel who want to respond more efficiently to requests from other departments, and manage IS resources.

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Stallings 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. The Fourth Edition captures recent innovations and improvements, while maintaining a broad, all-inclusive perspective of the entire field.

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* 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
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* 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.

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