Chapman and Hall/CRC
511 pages | 223 B/W Illus.
This easy to read textbook provides an introduction to computer architecture, while focusing on the essential aspects of hardware that programmers need to know. The topics are explained from a programmer’s point of view, and the text emphasizes consequences for programmers. Divided in five parts, the book covers the basics of digital logic, gates, and data paths, as well as the three primary aspects of architecture: processors, memories, and I/O systems. The book also covers advanced topics of parallelism, pipelining, power and energy, and performance. A hands-on lab is also included. The second edition contains three new chapters as well as changes and updates throughout.
Introduction And Overview
Fundamentals Of Digital Logic
Data And Program Representation
The Variety Of Processors And Computational Engines
Processor Types And Instruction Sets
Data Paths And Instruction Execution
Operand Addressing And Instruction Representation
CPUs: Microcode, Protection, And Processor Modes
Assembly Languages And Programming Paradigm
Memory And Storage
Physical Memory And Physical Addressing
Caches And Caching