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 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.
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. Multiprocessors and Thread-Level Parallelism
Chapter 6. The Warehouse-Scale Computer
Appendix A. Instruction Set Principles
Appendix B. Review of Memory Hierarchy
Appendix C. Pipelining: Basic and Intermediate Concepts
Paperback: 856 pages
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann; 5th Edition (September 2011)