Itanium Architecture for Programmers

Itanium Architecture for Programmers

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Step-by-step guide to assembly language for the 64-bit Itanium processors, with extensive examplesDetails of Explicitly Parallel Instruction Computing (EPIC): Instruction set, addressing, register stack engine, predication, I/O, procedure calls, floating-point operations, and moreLearn how to comprehend and optimize open source, Intel, and HP-UX compiler outputUnderstand the full power of 64-bit Itanium EPIC processors qItanium(R) Architecture for Programmers qis a comprehensive introduction to the breakthrough capabilities of the new 64-bit Itanium architecture. Using standard command-line tools and extensive examples, the authors illuminate the Itanium design within the broader context of contemporary computer architecture via a step-by-step investigation of Itanium assembly language. Coverage includes: The potential of Explicitly Parallel Instruction Computing (EPIC)Itanium instruction formats and addressing modesInnovations such as the register stack engine (RSE) and extensive predicationProcedure calls and procedure-calling mechanismsFloating-point operations I/O techniques, from simple debugging to the use of filesOptimization of output from open source, Intel, and HP-UX compilers An essential resource for both computing professionals and students of architecture or assembly language, Itanium Architecture for Programmers includes extensive printed and Web-based references, plus many numeric, essay, and programming exercises for each chapter.Intel Technology Journal Q4, 1999 [cited 06 September 2002]. ... HP C/HP-UX Online Help, 2001 [cited 25 July 2002 ]. ... Available at http://h21007.www2.hp. com/dspp/files/unprotected/Itanium/Compilers- TechOverview.pdf. ... Johnson, Teresa, and Nathaniel Mclntosh, Optimizing Itanium-based applications, Version 1.3.

Title:Itanium Architecture for Programmers
Author:James S. Evans, Gregory L. Trimper
Publisher:Prentice Hall Professional - 2003


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