Computer Systems Architecture: A Networking Approach, 2/e

Rob Williams

  • 出版商: Prentice Hall
  • 出版日期: 2006-12-10
  • 售價: $1,150
  • 貴賓價: 9.8$1,127
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 744
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0321340795
  • ISBN-13: 9780321340795
  • 立即出貨 (庫存=1)




Computer Systems Architecture  presents the subject in a progressive, incremental manner, bottom-upwards. Starting with digital logic and computer hardware, moving through the layers of software and leading on to an introduction to the field of networking and operating systems. It adopts a practical, hand-on approach, drawing upon areas of student interest and experience (the Internet, Pentium processors, GUIs, mobile communications) to stimulate the reader's enthusiasm for the subject. Throughout, system performance is analysed as jointly dependent on hardware and software features. Practical exercises demonstrate this fundamental aspect of hardware/software interaction.

Computer Systems Architectureis meant as an introduction in the first year to the subject for university students in Computer Science and related courses. It is planned as a two-semester introductory course in networked computer systems passing through digital logic, peripheral hardware, layers of software, networking, and operating systems.


Table of Contents


Preface to the first edition

Recommended lab sessions

Part 1 Basic functions and facilities of a computer

1 Introduction: the hardware-software interface

2 The von Neumann inheritance

3 Functional units and the fetch-execute cycle

4 Building computers from logic: the control unit

5 Building computers from logic: the ALU

6 Building computers from logic: the memory

7 The Intel Pentium CPU

8 Subroutines

9 Simple input and output

10 Serial connections

11 Parallel connections

12 The memory hierarchy

Part 2 Networking and increased complexity

13 The programmer's viewpoint

14 Local area networks

15 Wide area networks

16 Other networks

17 Introduction to operating systems

18 Windows XP

19 Filing systems

20 Visual output

21 RISC processors: ARM and SPARC

22 VLIW processors: the EPIC Itanium

23 Parallel processing

Appendix: MS Visual Studo 8, Express Edition


Answers to end-of-chapter questions