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Computer Architecture By Robert J. Baron

Computer Architecture
by Robert J. Baron

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Computer Architecture offers an overview of a computer's key structural building blocks, introducing these building blocks in terms of computer family architecture whose members maintain compatibility with prior generation hardware as new implementations are introduced.
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Computer Architecture by Robert J. Baron

Computer Architecture offers an overview of a computer's key structural building blocks, introducing these building blocks in terms of computer family architecture whose members maintain compatibility with prior generation hardware as new implementations are introduced. The family architecture approach enables the reader to develop a clear appreciation for how computer systems evolve as the text highlights the critical characteristics that underwent change during the evolution of families.

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Table of Contents


1. Computer Architecture.
Historical Perspectives. A Classification of Computer Architectures. Measuring the Quality of a Computer Architecture. Factors Influencing the Success of a Computer Architecture.

2. Instruction-Set Architecture.
Data Representations. Data Precision and Datatypes. Register Sets. Types of Instructions. Addressing Techniques. Instruction-set Design.

3. Buses, the Cpu, and the I/O System.
Buses. Central Processing Unit. I/O System.

4. Memory-System Architecture.
Memory-system Technology and Cost. Main-memory System. Memory Design Issues.

5. A Computer-Family Architecture: The IBM PC.
IBM PC Family and Its Descendants. Basic Microcomputer Configuration. Components of the IBM PC. Software System. Architectural Merit of the PC Architecture.

6. Pipelining and RISCS.
Pipelining. Pipelined Vector Processors. Reduced-instruction-set Computers.

7. Parallel Processors.
Interconnection Networks. SIMD Machines. MIMD Machines. Alternate Architectures.

Appendix A: Some Notational Conventions.
Appendix B: Digital Components.
References and Suggested Readings.
Suggested Answers to Selected Exercises and Problems.
Glossary and Index.

Additional information

GOR004815680
Computer Architecture by Robert J. Baron
Robert J. Baron
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pearson Education (US)
1992-02-19
560
0201509237
9780201509236
N/A
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