Computer Architecture : A Quantitative Approach, 6/e (Paperback)

John L. Hennessy, David A. Patterson



Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach, Sixth Edition has been considered essential reading by instructors, students and practitioners of computer design for over 20 years. The sixth edition of this classic textbook is fully revised with the latest developments in processor and system architecture. It now features examples from the RISC-V (RISC Five) instruction set architecture, a modern RISC instruction set developed and designed to be a free and openly adoptable standard. It also includes a new chapter on domain-specific architectures and an updated chapter on warehouse-scale computing that features the first public information on Google's newest WSC.

True to its original mission of demystifying computer architecture, this edition continues the longstanding tradition of focusing on areas where the most exciting computing innovation is happening, while always keeping an emphasis on good engineering design.

  • Includes a new chapter on domain-specific architectures, explaining how they are the only path forward for improved performance and energy efficiency given the end of Moore’s Law and Dennard scaling
  • Features the first publication of several DSAs from industry
  • Features extensive updates to the chapter on warehouse-scale computing, with the first public information on the newest Google WSC
  • Offers updates to other chapters including new material dealing with the use of stacked DRAM; data on the performance of new NVIDIA Pascal GPU vs. new AVX-512 Intel Skylake CPU; and extensive additions to content covering multicore architecture and organization
  • Includes "Putting It All Together" sections near the end of every chapter, providing real-world technology examples that demonstrate the principles covered in each chapter
  • Includes review appendices in the printed text and additional reference appendices available online
  • Includes updated and improved case studies and exercises


《計算機結構:定量方法,第六版》自20年來一直被教師、學生和計算機設計從業人員視為必讀教材。這本經典教科書的第六版已經完全修訂,包括處理器和系統架構的最新發展。它現在還包括了來自RISC-V(RISC Five)指令集架構的示例,這是一種現代的RISC指令集,旨在成為一個自由且開放可採用的標準。它還包括了一個關於特定領域架構的新章節,以及一個更新的關於倉儲級計算的章節,其中包含了關於Google最新倉儲級計算的首次公開信息。


  • 新增了一個關於特定領域架構的章節,解釋了在摩爾定律和丹納德擴展終結的情況下,它們是改善性能和能源效率的唯一出路

  • 首次公開了幾個來自工業界的特定領域架構

  • 對倉儲級計算的章節進行了廣泛更新,首次公開了最新的Google倉儲級計算信息

  • 更新了其他章節,包括關於堆疊DRAM使用、新的NVIDIA Pascal GPU與新的AVX-512 Intel Skylake CPU性能的數據,以及對多核架構和組織的內容進行了大量補充

  • 在每個章節結尾附有“將所有內容結合起來”的部分,提供展示每個章節所涵蓋原則的真實技術示例

  • 印刷版中包含了回顧附錄,並提供了在線附錄作為參考

  • 更新和改進了案例研究和練習