Computer Architecture

Computer Architecture

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The computing world today is in the middle of a revolution: mobile clients and cloud computing have emerged as the dominant paradigms driving programming and hardware innovation today. The Fifth Edition of Computer Architecture focuses on this dramatic shift, exploring the ways in which software and technology in the cloud are accessed by cell phones, tablets, laptops, and other mobile computing devices. Each chapter includes two real-world examples, one mobile and one datacenter, to illustrate this revolutionary change. Updated to cover the mobile computing revolution Emphasizes the two most important topics in architecture today: memory hierarchy and parallelism in all its forms. Develops common themes throughout each chapter: power, performance, cost, dependability, protection, programming models, and emerging trends (qWhat's Nextq) Includes three review appendices in the printed text. Additional reference appendices are available online. Includes updated Case Studies and completely new exercises.The overall speedup is the ratio of the execution times: Execution timeold 1 Speedup overall = = Execution timenew ... The other alternative is just to try to make all FP instructions in the graphics processor run faster by a factor of 1.6;anbsp;...

Title:Computer Architecture
Author:John L. Hennessy, David A. Patterson
Publisher:Elsevier - 2012


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