The era of seemingly unlimited growth in processor performance is over: single chip architectures can no longer overcome the performance limitations imposed by the power they consume and the heat they generate. Today, Intel and other semiconductor firms are abandoning the single fast processor model in favor of multi-core microprocessors--chips that combine two or more processors in a single package. In the fourth edition of Computer Architecture, the authors focus on this historic shift, increasing their coverage of multiprocessors and exploring the most effective ways of achieving parallelism as the key to unlocking the power of multiple processor architectures. Additionally, the new edition has expanded and updated coverage of design topics beyond processor performance, including power, reliability, availability, and dependability.
CD System Requirements
The CD material includes PDF documents that you can read with a PDF viewer such as Adobe, Acrobat or Adobe Reader. Recent versions of Adobe Reader for some platforms are included on the CD.
The content is designed to be viewed in a browser window that is at least 720 pixels wide. You may find the content does not display well if your display is not set to at least 1024x768 pixel resolution.
This CD can be used under any operating system that includes an HTML browser and a PDF viewer. This includes Windows, Mac OS, and most Linux and Unix systems.
Increased coverage on achieving parallelism with multiprocessors.
Case studies of latest technology from industry including the Sun Niagara Multiprocessor, AMD Opteron, and Pentium 4.
Three review appendices, included in the printed volume, review the basic and intermediate principles the main text relies upon.
Eight reference appendices, collected on the CD, cover a range of topics including specific architectures, embedded systems, application specific processors--some guest authored by subject experts.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
The best-selling computer architecture book redefines the field with each new editionAbout the Author:
John L. Hennessy is the tenth president of Stanford University, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1977 in the departments of electrical engineering and computer science. Hennessy is a Fellow of the IEEE and ACM; a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Science, and the American Philosophical Society; and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Among his many awards are the 2001 Eckert-Mauchly Award for his contributions to RISC technology, the 2001 Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award, and the 2000 John von Neumann Award, which he shared with David Patterson. He has also received seven honorary doctorates.
David A. Patterson has been teaching computer architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, since joining the faculty in 1977, where he holds the Pardee Chair of Computer Science. His teaching has been honored by the Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of California, the Karlstrom Award from ACM, and the Mulligan Education Medal and Undergraduate Teaching Award from IEEE. Patterson received the IEEE Technical Achievement Award and the ACM Eckert-Mauchly Award for contributions to RISC, and he shared the IEEE Johnson Information Storage Award for contributions to RAID. He also shared the IEEE John von Neumann Medal and the C & C Prize with John Hennessy. Like his co-author, Patterson is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Computer History Museum, ACM, and IEEE, and he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame. He served on the Information Technology Advisory Committee to the U.S. President, as chair of the CS division in the Berkeley EECS department, as chair of the Computing Research Association, and as President of ACM. This record led to Distinguished Service Awards from ACM and CRA.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Morgan Kaufmann. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. International Edition. 0123704901 New Book. International Edition with great quality. Fast delivery is guaranteed!!. Bookseller Inventory # INDMRK-9788131207260
Book Description Morgan Kaufmann, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 4. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0123704901
Book Description Morgan Kaufmann, 2006. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Most semiconductor firms have abandoned the single fast processor model in favor of multi-core microprocessors--chips that combine two or more processors in a single package. This updated work increases coverage of multiprocessors and explores the most effective ways of achieving parallelism as the key to unlocking the power of multiple processor architectures. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0123704901
Book Description Morgan Kaufmann, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0123704901
Book Description Morgan Kaufmann. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0123704901 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW4.0040496
Book Description Morgan Kaufmann, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110123704901
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97801237049001.0
Book Description Soft cover. Book Condition: New. FAST 2 to 3 day Expedited Shipment Option - Brand NEW - International Edition - 4ed - CD-ROM included, SAME Contents as in US edition - SHRINKwrapped BOXpacked. Bookseller Inventory # C16