By John L. Hennessy,David A. Patterson
This best-selling identify, thought of for over a decade to be crucial examining for each critical pupil and practitioner of computing device layout, has been up-to-date all through to deal with an important tendencies dealing with desktop designers this day. during this variation, the authors convey their trademark approach to quantitative research not just to excessive functionality computer desktop layout, but additionally to the layout of embedded and server platforms. they've got illustrated their ideas with designs from all 3 of those domain names, together with examples from buyer electronics, multimedia and internet applied sciences, and excessive functionality computing.
The e-book keeps its hugely rated beneficial properties: Fallacies and Pitfalls, which percentage the hard-won classes of actual designers; old views, which offer a deeper examine machine layout background; placing all of it jointly, which current a layout instance that illustrates the foundations of the bankruptcy; labored Examples, which problem the reader to use the strategies, theories and strategies in smaller scale difficulties; and Cross-Cutting matters, which express how the information lined in a single bankruptcy engage with these awarded in others. additionally, a brand new characteristic, one other View, provides short layout examples in a single of the 3 domain names except the single selected for placing all of it Together.
The authors current a brand new association of the fabric besides, lowering the overlap with their different textual content, computing device association and layout: A Hardware/Software procedure 2/e, and supplying extra in-depth therapy of complex issues in multithreading, guide point parallelism, VLIW architectures, reminiscence hierarchies, garage units and community technologies.
Also new to this variation, is the adoption of the MIPS sixty four because the guideline set structure. as well as a number of on-line appendixes, new appendixes can be published within the publication: one includes a whole overview of the elemental innovations of pipelining, the opposite offers options a range of the workouts. either might be precious to the scholar or specialist studying on her personal or within the lecture room.
Hennessy and Patterson proceed to target primary concepts for designing genuine machines and for maximizing their cost/performance.
* provides state of the art layout examples including:
* IA-64 structure and its first implementation, the Itanium
* Pipeline designs for Pentium III and Pentium IV
* The cluster that runs the Google seek engine
* EMC garage platforms and their performance
* Sony Playstation 2
* Infiniband, a brand new garage region and process quarter network
* SunFire 6800 multiprocessor server and its processor the UltraSPARC III
* Trimedia TM32 media processor and the Transmeta Crusoe processor
* Examines quantitative functionality research within the advertisement server industry and the embedded industry, in addition to the conventional laptop market.
Updates all of the examples and figures with the newest benchmarks, akin to SPEC 2000.
* Expands assurance of guideline units to incorporate descriptions of electronic sign processors, media processors, and multimedia extensions to computer processors.
* Analyzes skill, fee, and function of disks over decades.
Surveys the position of clusters in clinical computing and advertisement computing.
* provides a survey, taxonomy, and the benchmarks of blunders and screw ups in desktop systems.
* provides distinctive descriptions of the layout of garage platforms and of clusters.
* Surveys reminiscence hierarchies in glossy microprocessors and the major parameters of recent disks.
* offers a thesaurus of networking terms.
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