By John L. Hennessy, David A. Patterson
The period of likely limitless development in processor functionality is over: unmarried chip architectures can not conquer the functionality barriers imposed by way of the ability they eat and the warmth they generate. at the present time, Intel and different semiconductor enterprises are forsaking the one quick processor version in want of multi-core microprocessors--chips that mix or extra processors in one package deal. within the fourth variation of Computer Architecture, the authors specialize in this historical shift, expanding their insurance of multiprocessors and exploring the simplest methods of attaining parallelism because the key to unlocking the ability of a number of processor architectures. also, the hot version has increased and up-to-date assurance of layout issues past processor functionality, together with energy, reliability, availability, and dependability.
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Increased assurance on attaining parallelism with multiprocessors.
Case reviews of up to date know-how from together with the sunlight Niagara Multiprocessor, AMD Opteron, and Pentium 4.
Three evaluation appendices, incorporated within the published quantity, overview the elemental and intermediate ideas the most textual content is predicated upon.
Eight reference appendices, accumulated at the CD, hide various issues together with particular architectures, embedded platforms, software particular processors--some visitor authored through topic specialists.