Computer Organization and Design, 4th Edition

Book Description

This Fourth Revised Edition of Computer Organization and Design includes a complete set of updated and new exercises, along with improvements and changes suggested by instructors and students. Focusing on the revolutionary change taking place in industry today--the switch from uniprocessor to multicore --this classic textbook has a modern and up-to-date focus on parallelism in all its forms. Examples highlighting multicore and GPU processor designs are supported with performance and benchmarking data. As with previous editions, a MIPS processor is the core used to present the fundamentals of technologies, assembly language, computer arithmetic, pipelining, memory hierarchies and I/O. Sections on the ARM and x86 architectures are also included.

  • The companion CD provides a toolkit of simulators and compilers along with tutorials for using them, as well as advanced content for further study and a utility for finding content on the CD and in the printed text. For the convenience of readers who have purchased an ebook edition or who may have misplaced the CD-ROM, all CD content is available as a download at
  • This Revised Fourth Edition of Computer Organization and Design has been updated with new exercises and improvements throughout suggested by instructors teaching from the book
  • Covers the revolutionary change from sequential to , with a chapter on parallelism and sections in every chapter highlighting parallel hardware and software topics
  • Includes an appendix by the Chief Scientist and the Director of Architecture of covering the emergence and importance of the modern GPU, describing in detail for the first time the highly parallel, highly multithreaded multiprocessor optimized for visual computing

Table of Contents

1 Computer Abstractions and
2 Instructions: Language of the Computer
3 Arithmetic for Computers
4 The Processor
5 Large and Fast: Exploiting Memory Hierarchy
6 Storage and Other I/O Topics
7 Multicores, Multiprocessors, and Clusters
Appendix A. Graphics and Computing GPUs
Appendix B. Assemblers, Linkers, and the SPIM Simulator

Book Details

  • Title: Computer Organization and Design, 4th Edition
  • Author: ,
  • Length: 914 pages
  • Edition: 4
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2011-11-09
  • ISBN-10: 0123747503
  • ISBN-13: 9780123747501
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