Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach, 5th Edition

Book Description

The computing world today is in the middle of a revolution: clients and have emerged as the dominant paradigms driving programming and hardware innovation today. The Fifth Edition of Computer focuses on this dramatic shift, exploring the ways in which software and technology in the cloud are accessed by cell phones, tablets, laptops, and other mobile computing devices. Each chapter includes two real-world examples, one mobile and one datacenter, to illustrate this revolutionary change.

  • Updated to cover the mobile computing revolution
  • Emphasizes the two most important topics in architecture today: memory hierarchy and parallelism in all its forms.
  • Develops common themes throughout each chapter: power, performance, cost, dependability, protection, programming models, and emerging trends ("What's Next")
  • Includes three review appendices in the printed text. Additional reference appendices are available online.
  • Includes updated Case Studies and completely new exercises.

The computing world today is in the middle of a revolution: mobile clients and cloud computing have emerged as the dominant paradigms driving programming and hardware innovation today. The fifth edition of Computer Architecture focuses on this dramatic shift, exploring the ways in which software and technology in the cloud are accessed by cell phones, tablets, laptops, and other mobile computing devices. Each chapter includes two real-world examples, one mobile and one data center, to illustrate this revolutionary change.

  • Updated to cover the mobile computing revolution.
  • Emphasizes the two most important topics in architecture today: memory hierarchy and parallelism in all its forms.
  • Develops common themes throughout each chapter: power, performance, cost, dependability, protection, programming models, and emerging trends ("What's Next").
  • Includes three review appendices in the printed text. Additional reference appendices are available online.
  • Includes updated case studies and completely new exercises.

New this Edition

  • Each chapter includes two new, real-world examples, one mobile and one data center, to illustrate the revolutionary change to personal and cloud computing.
  • Expanded and improved coverage of multicore and GPU architectures.
  • Completely new chapters on warehouse-scale (cloud) computers (Chapter 6) and vector processors and GPUs (Chapter 4).
  • New "Putting it All Together" sections exploring real-world applications, including the pipeline organizations and memory hierarchies of the ARM Cortex A8 processor; the Intel core i7 processor; the GTX-280 and GTX-480 GPUs; and warehouse-scale computing at .
  • Improvements and updates throughout, including updated performance analysis data featuring the new SPECPower benchmark.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Fundamentals of Quantitative Design and Analysis
Chapter 2. Memory Hierarchy Design
Chapter 3. Instruction-Level Parallelism and Its Exploitation
Chapter 4. Data-Level Parallelism in Vector, SIMD, and GPU Architectures
Chapter 5. Thread-Level Parallelism
Chapter 6. Warehouse-Scale Computers to Exploit Request-Level and Data-Level Parallelism

Appendix A. Instruction Set Principles
Appendix B. Review of Memory Hierarchy
Appendix C. Pipelining: Basic and Intermediate Concepts

Book Details

  • Title: Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach, 5th Edition
  • Author: ,
  • Length: 856 pages
  • Edition: 5
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2011-09-30
  • ISBN-10: 012383872X
  • ISBN-13: 9780123838728
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