Committee login






Small thumbnail

Reliability Investigation of LED Devices for Public Light Applications

Durability, Robustness and Reliability of Photonic Devices Set

Small thumbnail

Aerospace Actuators 2

Signal-by-Wire and Power-by-Wire

Small thumbnail

Flash Memory Integration

Performance and Energy Considerations

Small thumbnail

Mechanics of Aeronautical Solids, Materials and Structures

Small thumbnail

Engineering Investment Process

Making Value Creation Repeatable

Small thumbnail

Space Strategy

Small thumbnail

Distributed Systems

Concurrency and Consistency

Small thumbnail

Fatigue of Textile and Short Fiber Reinforced Composites

Durability and Ageing of Organic Composite Materials Set – Volume 1

Small thumbnail

Management of the Effects of Coastal Storms

Policy, Scientific and Historical Perspectives

Small thumbnail

Computational Color Science

Variational Retinex-like Methods

Small thumbnail

Computer Architecture

Gérard Blanchet and Bertrand Dupouy, Telecom ParisTech, France

ISBN: 9781848214293

Publication Date: December 2012   Hardback   384 pp.

125.00 USD

Add to cart


Ebook Ebook


This book lays out the concepts necessary to understand how a computer works. For reasons of clarity, the authors have deliberately chosen examples that apply to machines from all eras, without having to water down the contents of the book. This choice helps to show how techniques, concepts and performances have evolved since the first computers. The book is divided into five parts. The first four, which are of increasing difficulty, are the core of the book: “Elements of a Basic Architecture”, “Programming Model and Operation”, “Memory Hierarchy”, “Parallelism and Performance Enhancement”. The final part provides hints and solutions to the exercises in the book as well as appendices. The reader may approach each part independently based on their prior knowledge and goals.


Part 1. Elements of a Basic Architecture
1. Introduction.
2. The Basic Modules.
3. The Representation of Information.
Part 2. Programming Model and Operation
4. Instructions.
5. The Processor.
6. Inputs and Outputs.
Part 3. Memory Hierarchy
7. Memory.
8. Caches.
9. Virtual Memory.
Part 4. Parallelism and Performance Enhancement
10. Pipeline Architectures.
11. Example of an Architecture.
12. Caches in a Multiprocessor Environment.
13. Superscalar Architectures.
Part 5. Appendices
14. Hints and Solutions.
15. Programming Models.

About the Authors

Gérard Blanchet, Telecom ParisTech, France.
Bertrand Dupouy, Telecom ParisTech, France.


DownloadTables of Contents - PDF File - 44 Kb

Related Titles

0.06902 s.