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Hardcover Principles of Computer Architecture Book

ISBN: 0201436647

ISBN13: 9780201436648

Principles of Computer Architecture

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This piece covers computer architecture at the instruction set architecture (ISA) and system design levels. Starting with foundation material on data representation and computer arithmetic, the book moves through the basic components of a computer architecture, covering topics at increasing levels of complexity up through CISC, network architecture, and parallel architecture. The authors have adopted the use of a SPARC-subset for an instructional...

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A Must book!

Though this book is not as popular as H & P, but it gives a concrete illustrate examples on how the problems can been conquerred and resolved (you can check both authors backgrounds to find out why). Any serious computer sciences or computer engineering majors should have this book as their standard reference book on the shelf in case anybody asking any nuts and bots questions regarding CA.

WOW! I love this book!

I you are serious about learning what actually happens inside the computer and how it works, how your C program is translated into machine code - from C -> Preprocessor -> Assembler -> Object Code and how the computer executes the object code. + a lot of hardware stuff, digital logic, binary arithmetic and more. This is THE BOOK!<p>You might need to read the chapters in this book a couple of times to fully understand it. But this book really helps you to understand what going on inside that beige box.<p>Do yourself a favor, buy this book!

Excellent source for part II of GRE Subject Computer Science

I am preparing GRE subject computer science and I needed couple of books to refresh my knowledge... Well, this one pretty well covers ALL aspects of the part II (Computer Organization and Architecture) which is 20% of the exam. I guess the book is usefull as a textbook for undergraduate studies as well but since I did not graduated in USA, I don't really know.So, if you don't have any similar book and you want to prepare GRE CS, this might be one of references.

Good book

PROS: Well written. Easy to understand writing style. Decent examples. Well organized. Up to date (copyright is 2000). Font size is nice for reading (hey, I think that's important).CONS: First edition. Answers to problems NOT given in back of book. (Professor for my class distributed answers photocopied from elsewhere) Also, a lot of the problems are confusing and can really only be solved by glancing at the answers to figure out what to do.MY CONCLUSION: Good book. Some improvements (e.g., correctly spelling the 3rd word of the book) would be helpful for future editions.
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