Computer Systems Design and Architecture: International Edition

 
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For a first course in Computer Design and Architecture offered in Engineering and Computer Science departments.

Takes a “No Mysteries” approach to designing computer systems. Interrelates three different viewpoints to provide a unique understanding of the subject: the perspective of the logic designer, the assembly language programmer, and the computer architect. The text has coverage of the developments in microprocessors, including ALU, pipelining, memory hierarchy, networks and the Internet. And, rather than focusing on a single type of architecture, Heuring and Jordan describe both CISC and RISC models at the ISA level using the formal description language of RTN (Register Transfer Notation), allowing for a more in-depth appreciation of different machine structures and functions.

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This new text makes the design and implementation of computer systems accessible and understandable for the beginning engineering or computer science student. The authors take a "No Mysteries" approach to computer systems. They interrelate three different viewpoints to provide a unique understanding of the subject:the perspective of the logic designer, the assembly language programmer, and the computer architect.
The text has up-to-the-minute coverage of the latest developments in microprocessors, including ALU, pipelining, memory hierarchy, networks and the Internet. And, rather than focusing on a single type of architecture, Heuring and Jordan examine both CISC and RISC models at the ISA level using the unambiguous language of RTN (Register Transfer Notation), allowing for a more in-depth appreciation of different machine structures and functions.

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A Balance of Art & Science

Desktop computers have evolved from simple, stand alone units into complex systems attached to high-speed networks and internetworks. This book is a systems oriented approach to modern computer architecture that is shaped by the design experience of the two engineers who built the first stored program optical computer. Emphasis is on the techniques used to achieve high performance in computer construction while describing the real-world tradeoffs involved in designing for optimal performance at an acceptable cost.

Design

The design focus is from three perspectives: the gate level, the instruction-set-architecture level, and the computer system level. These views are used throughout the text stressing interrelationships, and showing the tasks, responsibilities, and tools used by computer design team members working at each level.

Features

  • In-depth coverage of state-of-the-art topics such as pipelined processor design, memory hierarchy, networking, and the Internet.
  • Understandable, step-by-step explanation of the design process for a model architecture, from the instruction set design level to the processor design level.
  • A simple formal description language (RTN) used throughout to describe machine structure and function.
  • Clear, effective 2 color illustrations.
  • A comprehensive tutorial on digital logic design, providing background material for readers without previous digital design experience.
  • Extensive instructional support materials, including over 600 electronic lecture transparencies, and a complete solutions manual available for instructors. Software support tools include an assembler and simulator for the model architecture written in ANSI C.

Resource

Computer Systems Design and Architecture is a practical introduction and discussion of some common commercial architectures, created with a strong electrical and computer engineering perspective. It is suitable for an introductory course on computer design, and as a reference for the practicing computer engineer.


With a contribution by Miles Murdocca

About the Author:

Harry Jordan is Professor in the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and of Computer Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His interests in computer systems center on the interface between hardware and software. He has worked on the application and performance of multiple instruction stream computers, emphasizing the architecture and performance of such machines to the structure of parallel programming languages and algorithms. He developed one of the earliest high-level language extensions for parallel processing.

His most recent project was to build and operate an optical, stored program, digital computer. He developed designs using optical fiber for both data storage and interconnection, and successfully ran a prototype.

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