By John L. Hennessy, David A. Patterson
The period of possible limitless development in processor functionality is over: unmarried chip architectures can now not triumph over the functionality obstacles imposed through the ability they devour and the warmth they generate. this present day, Intel and different semiconductor agencies are leaving behind the only quick processor version in prefer of multi-core microprocessors--chips that mix or extra processors in one package deal. within the fourth version of Computer Architecture, the authors specialise in this old shift, expanding their insurance of multiprocessors and exploring the simplest methods of accomplishing parallelism because the key to unlocking the ability of a number of processor architectures. also, the recent version has accelerated and up to date insurance of layout themes past processor functionality, together with strength, reliability, availability, and dependability.
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Increased insurance on reaching parallelism with multiprocessors.
Case experiences of up to date know-how from together with the sunlight Niagara Multiprocessor, AMD Opteron, and Pentium 4.
Three assessment appendices, integrated within the published quantity, evaluation the fundamental and intermediate ideas the most textual content is predicated upon.
Eight reference appendices, accrued at the CD, hide a variety of issues together with particular architectures, embedded platforms, program particular processors--some visitor authored through topic specialists.