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Computer Organization and Architecture, 11th edition

  • William Stallings


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Comprehensively covers processor and computer design fundamentals.

Computer Organization and Architecture, 11th Edition is about the structure and function of computers. Its purpose is to present, as clearly and completely as possible, the nature and characteristics of modern-day computer systems. Written in a clear, concise, and engaging style, author William Stallings provides a thorough discussion of the fundamentals of computer organization and architecture and relates these to contemporary design issues. Subjects such as I/O functions and structures, RISC, and parallel processors are thoroughly explored alongside real-world examples that enhance the text and build student interest. Incorporating brand-new material and strengthened pedagogy, the 11th Edition keeps students up to date with recent innovations and improvements in the field of computer organization and architecture.

For graduate and undergraduate courses in computer science, computer engineering, and electrical engineering.

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Table of contents

I. Introduction

1. Basic Concepts and Computer Evolution

2. Performance Concepts

II. The Computer System

3. A Top-Level View of Computer Function and Interconnection

4. The Memory Hierarchy: Locality and Performance

5. Cache Memory

6. Internal Memory

7. External Memory

8. Input/Output

9. Operating System Support

III. Arithmetic and Logic

10. Number Systems

11. Computer Arithmetic

12. Digital Logic

IV. Instruction Sets and Assembly Language

13. Instruction Sets: Characteristics and Functions

14. Instruction Sets: Addressing Modes and Formats

15. Assembly Language and Related Topics

V. The Central Processing Unit

16. Processor Structure and Function

17. Reduced Instruction Set Computers

18. Instruction-Level Parallelism and Superscalar Processors

19. Control Unit Operation and Microprogrammed Control

VI. Parallel Organization

20. Parallel Processing

21. Multicore Computers

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Published by Pearson (September 15th 2020) - Copyright © 2019