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Essentials of Computer Architecture

ISBN-10: 0131491792

ISBN-13: 9780131491793

Edition: 2005

Authors: Douglas E. Comer

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List price: $179.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/13/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.024
Language: English

Introduction and overview
Fundamentals of digital logic
Data and program representation
The variety of processors and computational engines
Processor types and instruction sets
Operand addressing and instruction representation
CPUs : microcode, protection, and processor modes
Assembly languages and programming paradigm
Memory and storage
Physical memory and physical addressing
Virtual memory technologies and virtual addressing
Caches and caching
Input/output concepts and terminology
Buses and bus architectures
Programmed and interrupt-driven I/O
A programmer's view of devices, I/O, and buffering
Parallelism
Pipelining
Assessing performance
Architecture examples and hierarchy
Lab exercises for a computer architecture course