Computer Organization provides a practical overview to the subject of computer organization, which delves into the internal structure of computers.
Summary Of The Book
Computer Organization is an introductory text on computer organization that provides a practical overview of the subject. It does so by discussing the design of some of the leading computers available in the market today. The computers taken up in the book include those from the Motorola 680X0 and 683XX families, Intel 80X86 and Pentium families, ARM family, Sun Microsystems Sparc family, and DEC (Compaq) Alpha family.
The book is useful for a first-level course on the subject. It discusses issues such as Basic Structure of Computers, The Memory System, Input/Output Organization, Basic Processing Unit, Computer Peripherals, and Pipelining, among others. It comes with as many as five appendices, which cover the instruction sets of some of the computers discussed and other useful references.
About The Authors
Carl Hamacher is the co-author of Computer Organization and Computer Organization and Embedded Systems.
Zvonko Vranesic is Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto. He is also a well-known chess player.
He has co-authored books such as Fundamentals Of Digital Logic With Verilog Design, Digital Design With VHDL, and Computer Organization And Embedded Systems.
Vranesic was born in 1938 in Zagreb. He emigrated to Canada when he was young and studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Toronto. He went on to teach the subject at the university. He represented Canada in international chess tournaments and holds the titles of International Master of Chess and International Master of Correspondence Chess.
Safwat Zaky is Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto
Apart from Computer Organization, he has also co-authored Computer Organization and Embedded Systems.
He began teaching at the University of Toronto in 1973 and went on to hold the chair of Edward S. Rogers, Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He was also the founding president of Canadian Heads of Electrical and Computer Engineering and of the Board of Communications and Information Technology, Ontario.
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