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Advanced Computer Architectures

1st Edition

By Sajjan G. Shiva

CRC Press

352 pages | 143 B/W Illus.

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Description

Despite the tremendous advances in performance enabled by modern architectures, there are always new applications and demands arising that require ever-increasing capabilities. Keeping up with these demands requires a deep-seated understanding of contemporary architectures in concert with a fundamental understanding of basic principles that allows one to anticipate what will be possible over the system's lifetime. Advanced Computer Architectures focuses on the design of high performance supercomputers with balanced coverage of the hardware, software structures, and application characteristics.

This book is a timeless distillation of underlying principles punctuated by real-world implementations in popular current and past commercially available systems. It briefly reviews the basics of uniprocessor architecture before outlining the most popular processing paradigms, performance evaluation, and cost factor considerations. This builds to a discussion of pipeline design and vector processors, data parallel architectures, and multiprocessor systems. Rounding out the book, the final chapter explores some important current and emerging trends such as Dataflow, Grid, biology-inspired, and optical computing. More than 220 figures, tables, and equations illustrate the concepts presented.

Based on the author's more than thirty years of teaching and research, Advanced Computer Architectures endows you with the tools necessary to reach the limits of existing technology, and ultimately, to break them.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

Computing Paradigms

The Need for Advanced Architectures

Book Overview

References

UNIPROCESSOR ARCHITECTURE OVERVIEW

Uniprocessor Model

Enhancement to the Uniprocessor Model

Example Systems

Summary

References

Problems

MODELS AND TERMINOLOGY

Effect of Application on the Architecture

Application Characteristics

Processing Paradigms

Flynn's Taxonomy

Computer Networks

Performance Evaluation

Cost Factor

Summary

References

Problems

PIPELINING

Pipeline Model

Pipeline Control and Performance

Other Pipeline Problems

Dynamic Pipelines

Example Systems

Summary

References

Problems

VECTOR PROCESSORS

Vector Processor Models

Memory Design Considerations

Architecture of the Cray Series

Performance Evaluation

Programming Vector Processors

Example Systems

Summary

References

Problems

ARRAY PROCESSORS

SIMD Organization

Data Storage Techniques and Memory Organization

Interconnection Networks

Performance Evaluation and Scalability

Programming SIMDs

Example Systems

Summary

References

Problems

MULTIPROCESSOR SYSTEMS

MIMD Organization

Memory Organization

Interconnection Networks

Operating System Considerations

Programming

Performance Evaluation and Scalability

Example Systems

Summary

References

Problems

CURRENT DIRECTIONS

Dataflow Architectures

GRID Computing

Biology Inspired Computing

Optical Computing

References

About the Originator

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COM011000
COMPUTERS / Systems Architecture / General
COM059000
COMPUTERS / Computer Engineering