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Publisher Comments:

Thanks to the continued exponential advances in semiconductor design and the demands of evolving and emerging application domains, the field of computer architecture has never been more dynamic. This, the first major book of computer architecture readings in over two decades, captures this dynamism and reveals Computer Architecture's rich history of practice.

This is much more than a simple collection of papers. The editors have carefully selected the most influential primary sources in specific areas of inquiry that, taken together, present the critical issues of the entire discipline. These include issues in technology, implementation, economics, evaluation methods, instruction set design, instruction level parallelism, dataflow/multithreading, memory systems, input/output systems, single-instruction multiple data parallelism, and multiple-instruction multiple data parallelism. In addition, you'll find the editors' thoughtful, focused introductions to each area, providing the context and background necessary for understanding the significance and lasting impact of these papers.

The primary sources and insightful commentary contained in this book provide foundational knowledge for computer architects as well as for those who design supporting system software and compilers. This is an excellent resource for practitioners, instructors, students, and researchers.

* Includes more than 50 influential papers spanning four decades of computer architecture research and development

* Selected, edited, and introduced by three eminent researchers and educators in the field.

* Demonstrates the value of primary sources by showing how forgotten design ideas of the past are often rediscovered when new needs or constraints emerge.

* Accompanied by an annually updated companion Web site with links and references to recently published papers, providing a forum for the editors to comment on how recent work continues or breaks with previous work in the field.

Synopsis:

At last students, researchers, and professionals can refer to a single collection for the best of the best. Readings in Computer Architecture is a compendium of the most important papers in computer architecture with introductions by three leading researchers and educators in the field. An annually updated online Web extension points readers to exciting new work, bridging the classics found in the bound collection to contemporary works in computer architecture.

Synopsis:

This is an excellent resource for practitioners, instructors, students, and researchers.

Features

* Includes more than 50 influential papers spanning four decades of computer architecture research and development

* Selected, edited, and introduced by three eminent researchers and educators in the field.

* Demonstrates the value of primary sources by showing how forgotten design ideas of the past are often rediscovered when new needs or constraints emerge.

* Accompanied by an annually updated companion Web site with links and references to recently published papers, providing a forum for the editors to comment on how recent work continues or breaks with previous work in the field.

About the Author

<>Mark D. Hill is Professor and Romnes Fellow in the Computer Sciences and Electrical and Computer Engineering departments at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research targets the memory systems of shared-memory multiprocessors and high-performance uniprocessors. Much of his recent work was part of the Wisconsin Wind Tunnel project, which examined supporting multiple parallel programming models on hardware ranging from tightly-coupled multiprocessors to clusters of workstations.<>Norman P. Jouppi is Consulting Engineer at Compaq Computer Corporation’s Western Research Laboratory (WRL). Formerly a consulting associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, he has been a key contributor to the architecture and implementation of advanced graphics accelerators (including Neon), the MultiTitan and BIPS microprocessors at WRL, and the MIPS Stanford microprocessor.<>Gurindar S. Sohi, a Professor in the Computer Sciences and Electrical and Computer Engineering departments of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was awarded the 1999 ACM SIGARCH Maurice Wilkes award for contributions in the areas of high issue rate processors and instruction level parallelism. His research has focused on architectural and microarchitectural techniques for high-performance microprocessors.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Classic Machines: Technology, Implementation, and Economics

Chapter 2 - Methods

Chapter 3 - Instruction Sets

Chapter 4 - Instruction Level Parallelism (ILP)

Chapter 5 - Dataflow and Multithreading

Chapter 6 - Memory Systems

Chapter 7 - I/O: Storage Systems, Networks, and Graphics

Chapter 8 - Single-Instruction Multiple Data (SIMD) Parallelism

Chapter 9 - Multiprocessors and Multicomputers

Chapter 10 - Recent Implementations and Future Prospects

Product Details

ISBN:
9781558605398
Edited:
Hill, Mark D.
Edited:
Jouppi, Norman
Editor:
Hill, Mark D.
Author:
Sohi, Jouppi, Hill, Mark D., Norman P., Gurindar S.
Author:
Hill, Mark D.
Author:
Jouppi, Norm
Author:
Sohi, Jouppi, Hill, Mark, Norman, Gurindar
Edited:
Sohi, Gurindar
Publisher:
Morgan Kaufmann Publishers
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
Programming - General
Subject:
Computer Architecture
Subject:
Computer Architecture - General
Subject:
Systems Architecture - General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p.
Series:
The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Architecture and Design
Series Volume:
1811-S
Publication Date:
19990931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
650
Dimensions:
10.97x8.51x1.37 in. 2.89 lbs.

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Product details 650 pages Morgan Kaufmann Publishers - English 9781558605398 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , At last students, researchers, and professionals can refer to a single collection for the best of the best. Readings in Computer Architecture is a compendium of the most important papers in computer architecture with introductions by three leading researchers and educators in the field. An annually updated online Web extension points readers to exciting new work, bridging the classics found in the bound collection to contemporary works in computer architecture.
"Synopsis" by , This is an excellent resource for practitioners, instructors, students, and researchers.

Features

* Includes more than 50 influential papers spanning four decades of computer architecture research and development

* Selected, edited, and introduced by three eminent researchers and educators in the field.

* Demonstrates the value of primary sources by showing how forgotten design ideas of the past are often rediscovered when new needs or constraints emerge.

* Accompanied by an annually updated companion Web site with links and references to recently published papers, providing a forum for the editors to comment on how recent work continues or breaks with previous work in the field.

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