David A. Patterson , John L. Hennessy
The leading and award-winning textbook in the field of computer science, Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface, Sixth Edition, written by Patterson and Hennessy and used by more than 40,000 students annually, continues to provide the most comprehensive and readable introduction to this fundamental area of computer science. New material on Domain Specific Architectures (DSA) has been added to each chapter of this latest edition, and all of the real-world examples have been brought up to date. These enhancements ensure that the book remains current and useful for the next generation of students.
Includes in-depth coverage of parallelism along with content and examples that highlight parallel hardware and software concepts.
Contains brand new material on domain-specific architectures in each individual chapter (DSA)
Describes and emphasizes the “Eight Great Ideas” of computer architecture, which are as follows: performance through parallelism, performance through pipelining, performance through prediction, design for Moore's law, hierarchy of memories, abstraction to simplify design, making the common case as fast as possible, and dependability through redundancy.