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Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface
By Perry Alexander (contributor), Javier Bruguera (contributor), David A. Patterson, John L. Hennessy and Peter J. Ashenden (contributor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann Pub
Publication date October 26, 2011
Pages 703
Binding Paperback
Edition 4 pap/cdr
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780123747501
ISBN-10 0123747503
Dimensions 1.50 by 7.50 by 9 in.
Weight 3.50 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $89.95
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
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Computer Organization and Design, Fourth Edition, has been updated with new exercises and improvements throughout suggested by instructors teaching from the book.

It covers the revolutionary change from sequential to parallel computing, with a chapter on parallelism and sections in every chapter highlighting parallel hardware and software topics. It includes an appendix by the Chief Scientist and the Director of Architecture of NVIDIA covering the emergence and importance of the modern GPU, describing in detail for the first time the highly parallel, highly multithreaded multiprocessor optimized for visual computing. A companion CD provides a toolkit of simulators and compilers along with tutorials for using them, as well as advanced content for further study and a search utility for finding content on the CD and in the printed text. For the convenience of readers who have purchased an ebook edition or who may have misplaced the CD-ROM, all CD content is available as a download at bit.ly/nFXcLq.

This book is recommended for professional digital system designers, programmers, application developers, and system software developers; and undergraduate students in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering courses in Computer Organization, Computer Design, ranging from Sophomore required courses to Senior Electives.

  • This Revised Fourth Edition of Computer Organization and Design has been updated with new exercises and improvements throughout suggested by instructors teaching from the book
  • Covers the revolutionary change from sequential to parallel computing, with a chapter on parallelism and sections in every chapter highlighting parallel hardware and software topics
  • Includes an appendix by the Chief Scientist and the Director of Architecture of NVIDIA covering the emergence and importance of the modern GPU, describing in detail for the first time the highly parallel, highly multithreaded multiprocessor optimized for visual computing


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Hardcover
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2 sub edition from Morgan Kaufmann Pub (August 1, 1997)
9781558604285 | details & prices | 759 pages | 7.75 × 9.75 × 2.00 in. | 4.15 lbs | List price $97.95
About: This edition is now out of print.
With John L. Hennessy | from Ap Professional (June 1, 1993)
9781558602816 | details & prices | 8.00 × 9.75 × 1.75 in. | 3.85 lbs | List price $78.95
About: Classic Book on Computer Architecture Material as the Latest Print
Paperback
Book cover for 9780123744937 Book cover for 9780123747501 Book cover for 9780124077263 Book cover for 9781558604919 Book cover for 9781558606043
 
With Jason D. Bakos (other contributor), Peter J. Ashenden (other contributor), John L. Hennessy, Perry Alexander (other contributor) | 5th edition from Morgan Kaufmann Pub (September 26, 2013)
9780124077263 | details & prices | 575 pages | 7.50 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 2.80 lbs | List price $89.95
About: Computer Organization and Design, Fifth Edition, is the latest update to the classic introduction to computer organization.
The price comparison is for this edition
With Peter J. Ashenden (other contributor), John L. Hennessy, Perry Alexander (other contributor), Javier Bruguera (other contributor) | 4 pap/cdr edition from Morgan Kaufmann Pub (October 26, 2011)
9780123747501 | details & prices | 703 pages | 7.50 × 9.00 × 1.50 in. | 3.50 lbs | List price $89.95
About: Computer Organization and Design, Fourth Edition, has been updated with new exercises and improvements throughout suggested by instructors teaching from the book.
With Peter J. Ashenden (other contributor), John L. Hennessy, Perry Alexander (other contributor), Javier Bruguera (other contributor) | 4 pap/cdr edition from Morgan Kaufmann Pub (October 27, 2008)
9780123744937 | details & prices | 703 pages | 7.25 × 9.00 × 1.75 in. | 3.42 lbs | List price $89.95
About: The best-selling computer organization book is thoroughly updated to provide a new focus on the revolutionary change taking place in industry today: the switch from uniprocessor to multicore microprocessors.
With John L. Hennessy | 3 pap/cdr edition from Morgan Kaufmann Pub (June 6, 2007)
9780123706065 | details & prices | 741 pages | 7.75 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 2.90 lbs | List price $64.95
With Peter J. Ashenden (other contributor), John L. Hennessy, James R. Larus (other contributor) | 3 pap/cdr edition from Morgan Kaufmann Pub (August 31, 2004)
9781558606043 | details & prices | 621 pages | 7.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 3.05 lbs | List price $64.95
About: A revised printing for this book will be available in June 2007!
2 edition from Morgan Kaufmann Pub (June 1, 1998)
9781558604919 | details & prices | List price $53.95
About: Contain notes.
Miscellaneous
from Morgan Kaufmann Pub (January 1, 2009)
9780080502571 | details & prices | List price $64.95

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