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The Microarchitecture of Pipelined and Superscalar Computers - Amos R. Omondi

The Microarchitecture of Pipelined and Superscalar Computers

Hardcover Published: 30th April 1999
ISBN: 9780792384632
Number Of Pages: 266

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This book is intended to serve as a textbook for a second course in the im­ plementation (Le. microarchitecture) of computer architectures. The subject matter covered is the collection of techniques that are used to achieve the highest performance in single-processor machines; these techniques center the exploitation of low-level parallelism (temporal and spatial) in the processing of machine instructions. The target audience consists students in the final year of an undergraduate program or in the first year of a postgraduate program in computer science, computer engineering, or electrical engineering; professional computer designers will also also find the book useful as an introduction to the topics covered. Typically, the author has used the material presented here as the basis of a full-semester undergraduate course or a half-semester post­ graduate course, with the other half of the latter devoted to multiple-processor machines. The background assumed of the reader is a good first course in computer architecture and implementation - to the level in, say, Computer Organization and Design, by D. Patterson and H. Hennessy - and familiarity with digital-logic design. The book consists of eight chapters: The first chapter is an introduction to all of the main ideas that the following chapters cover in detail: the topics covered are the main forms of pipelining used in high-performance uniprocessors, a taxonomy of the space of pipelined processors, and performance issues. It is also intended that this chapter should be readable as a brief "stand-alone" survey.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Fundamentals of Pipeliningp. 1
Timing and Control of Pipelinesp. 31
High-Performance Memory Systemsp. 47
Control Flow: Branching and Control Hazardsp. 83
Data Flow: Detecting and Resolving Data Hazardsp. 151
Vector Pipelinesp. 185
Interrupts and Branch Mispredictionsp. 219
Bibliographyp. 243
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ISBN: 9780792384632
ISBN-10: 0792384636
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 266
Published: 30th April 1999
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.15  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.59