Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach, 4th Edition

Ebook Details

Authors

John L. Hennessy , David A. Patterson

Year 2006
Pages 704
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann
Language en
ISBN 9780123704900
File Size 5.44 MB
File Format PDF
Download Counter 4,696

Ebook Description

The era of seemingly unlimited growth in processor performance is over: single chip architectures can no longer overcome the performance limitations imposed by the power they consume and the heat they generate. Today, Intel and other semiconductor firms are abandoning the single fast processor model in favor of multi-core microprocessors--chips that combine two or more processors in a single package. In the fourth edition of Computer Architecture, the authors focus on this historic shift, increasing their coverage of multiprocessors and exploring the most effective ways of achieving parallelism as the key to unlocking the power of multiple processor architectures. Additionally, the new edition has expanded and updated coverage of design topics beyond processor performance, including power, reliability, availability, and dependability.