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Computer Architecture and Organization: An Integrated Approach

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Computer Architecture and Organization: An Integrated Approach exposes the inner workings of the modern digital computer at a level that demystifies the inner workings of the machine for undergraduate students. The text covers topics normally found in a first course in computer architecture or computer organization and places the beginning student on a solid track for continuing studies in computer-related disciplines.
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1. Introduction.

2. Data Representation.

3. Arithmetic.

4. The Instruction Set Architecture.

5. Datapath and Control.

6. Languages and the Machine.

7. Memory.

8. Buses and Peripherals.

9. Networking and Communication.

10. Advanced Computer Architecture.

Appendix A: Digital Logic.

Appendix B: Using ARCTools.

Index.

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MILES MURDOCCAserves as the President and CEO of Internet Institute USA (IIUSA), a private postsecondary information technology (IT) school specializing in networking, operating systems, IP telephony, programming, and security. Previously, Dr. Murdocca has been a computer science faculty member at Rutgers University and a research scientist at AT&T Bell Laboratories working in computer architecture, networking, and digital optical computing. He is the author of A Digital Design Methodology for Optical Computing and Principles of Computer Architecture and a contributing author to Computer Systems Design and Architecture, Second Edition as well as the author of dozens of professional papers and patents relating to information technology.

VINCE HEURING is an associate professor and acting chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  He has been at the university since 1984, and prior to that he spent three years at the University of Cincinnati.  Professor Heuring’s research encompasses computer architectures and programming language design implementation. He and his colleague, Harry Jordan, designed and built the world’s first stored program optical computer, “SPOC.”

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Balanced coverage of software and hardware
  • The content addresses the core fundamental topics without spending too much time on hardware related issues
  • Each topic is covered in the context of the entire machine allowing students to see how implementation affects behavior.
  • More software type issues like networking are included as a continuing thread.

Case Studies

  • Motivate students with real world examples in each chapter
  • Some cases are: “Patriot Missile Defense failure caused by loss of precision”, “What happens when a computer boots up?” and “How a virus infects a machine” 

Feature boxes cover commercial processors

  • Students learn about Intel and Motorola processors which dominate the industry

Uses subset of SPARC, grounded in a real-world computer architecture tool for instruction set architecture throughout the text

  • A RISC Computer (ARC) is complemented with platform-independent software tools
  • ARCTools suite is fully class-tested and supports the examples used in the book
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Instructors Resources
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Solutions Manual
Contains worked solutions to all end-of-chapter problems found in the text.
ARCTools Suite
Includes an assembler, linker, loader, and simulator that is fully class-tested and supports the ARC examples used in the book. Available on the book companion web site and also fully integrated in the WileyPlus course.
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A WileyPLUS is a powerful online tool that provides instructors and students with an integrated suite of teaching and learning resources as well as online version of the text in one easy-to-use web site. This course includes 440 algorithmic questions, 55 GO Problems, Animations, The ARCTool, Art PowerPoints, and the ebook.
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Students Resources
Wiley Student Companion Site
Solutions Manual
Contains worked solutions to all end-of-chapter problems found in the text.
ARCTools Suite
Includes an assembler, linker, loader, and simulator that is fully class-tested and supports the ARC examples used in the book. Available on the book companion web site and also fully integrated in the WileyPlus course.
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A WileyPLUS is a powerful online tool that provides instructors and students with an integrated suite of teaching and learning resources as well as online version of the text in one easy-to-use web site. This course includes 440 algorithmic questions, 55 GO Problems, Animations, The ARCTool, Art PowerPoints, and the ebook.
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Computer Architecture and Organization: An Integrated Approach
ISBN : 978-0-471-73388-1
544 pages
March 2007, ©2007
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