Computer Organization and Design MIPS Edition

Computer Organization and Design MIPS Edition

The Hardware/Software Interface

6th Edition - November 20, 2020

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  • Authors: David Patterson, John Hennessy
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128226742
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128201091

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Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface, Sixth Edition, the leading, award-winning textbook from Patterson and Hennessy used by more than 40,000 students per year, continues to present the most comprehensive and readable introduction to this core computer science topic. Improvements to this new release include new sections in each chapter on Domain Specific Architectures (DSA) and updates on all real-world examples that keep it fresh and relevant for a new generation of students.

Key Features

  • Covers parallelism in-depth, with examples and content highlighting parallel hardware and software topics
  • Includes new sections in each chapter on Domain Specific Architectures (DSA)
  • Discusses and highlights the "Eight Great Ideas" of computer architecture, including Performance via Parallelism, Performance via Pipelining, Performance via Prediction, Design for Moore's Law, Hierarchy of Memories, Abstraction to Simplify Design, Make the Common Case Fast and Dependability via Redundancy

Readership

Undergraduate electrical engineering, computer engineering or computer science students taking a computer organization/computer architecture or computer design course; Professional digital system designers, programmers, application developers, and system software developers

Table of Contents

  • 1. Computer Abstractions and Technology
    2. Instructions: Language of the Computer
    3. Arithmetic for Computers
    4. The Processor
    5. Large and Fast: Exploiting Memory Hierarchy
    6. Parallel Processors from Client to Cloud

    Appendix
    A. Assemblers, Linkers, and the SPIM Simulator
    B. The Basics of Logic Design
    C. Graphics and Computing GPUs
    D. Mapping Control to Hardware
    E. A Survey of RISC Architectures for Desktop, Server, and Embedded Computers

Product details

  • No. of pages: 832
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Morgan Kaufmann 2020
  • Published: November 20, 2020
  • Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128226742
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128201091

About the Authors

David Patterson

David Patterson
ACM named David A. Patterson a recipient of the 2017 ACM A.M. Turing Award for pioneering a systematic, quantitative approach to the design and evaluation of computer architectures with enduring impact on the microprocessor industry. David A. Patterson is the Pardee Chair of Computer Science, Emeritus at the University of California Berkeley. 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, CRA, and SIGARCH.

Affiliations and Expertise

Pardee Professor of Computer Science, Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley, USA

John Hennessy

John Hennessy
ACM named John L. Hennessy a recipient of the 2017 ACM A.M. Turing Award for pioneering a systematic, quantitative approach to the design and evaluation of computer architectures with enduring impact on the microprocessor industry. John L. Hennessy is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1977 and was, from 2000 to 2016, its tenth President. Prof. 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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Stanford University, USA

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  • Petru B. Thu May 12 2022

    Great book

    I’m just about 70 pages in this book and I like the easy of the explanation. Keep in mind that English is my 3rd language and I understand the subject better from this book then in any other book in my native language

  • Byron V. Tue Nov 09 2021

    Great Imagery, Explanations, and Organization of Information

    Although, I've yet to read the entire textbook; however, with the assigned readings I've read so far, I never felt like I was overwhelmed with information. The method of using large icons to highlight the seven great ideas in computer architecture and the big picture is the best way to make sure I'm understanding what the chapter intends to teach. The graphic images are also really nice too. I've never felt lost or confused by what they describe in each chapter. Overall, it's a great textbook. However, reviewing a textbook isn't the same as any regular book, so I may have missed some other points of interest, but in comparison with every textbook I've had, this one looks the nicest (including the content within the pages), and it doesn't make me feel confused; therefore, it makes me want to read it more. One could say it is engaging, but that depends on your interest in this subject.