Computer Architecture (Addison-Wesley series in electrical and computer engineering)

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Computer Architecture offers an overview of a computer's key structural building blocks, introducing these building blocks in terms of computer family architecture whose members maintain compatibility with prior generation hardware as new implementations are introduced. The family architecture approach enables the reader to develop a clear appreciation for how computer systems evolve as the text highlights the critical characteristics that underwent change during the evolution of families.

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A motivating presentation of how computers evolve, and the decisions that designers have to make in maintaining compatibility with old technology, while introducing the new. The focus of this book is on execution; it's a teaching textbook with clear and understandable topics. Junior/ Senior introductory architecture/organization text for computer science and electrical/computer engineering depts. Highlights include exercises that educate, separate case study reader, functional use of second color, detailed, well written description of the IBM PC, heavy RISC coverage and survey of novel architectures.

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Systematic and focused organization with many built-in learning aids Unique implementation chapter showing how all concepts are put together in practice Super problem sets - over 300 meaningful exercises - most are non-trivial and require the reader to do some thinking and analysis Heavy Risc coverage Separate case studies book detailing prominent and historical architectures

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