Parallel Computer Organization and Design (Hardcover)

Professor Michel Dubois, Murali Annavaram, Per Stenström




Teaching fundamental design concepts and the challenges of emerging technology, this textbook prepares students for a career designing the computer systems of the future. In-depth coverage of complexity, power, reliability and performance, coupled with treatment of parallelism at all levels, including ILP and TLP, provides the state-of-the-art training that students need. The whole gamut of parallel architecture design options is explained, from core microarchitecture to chip multiprocessors to large-scale multiprocessor systems. All the chapters are self-contained, yet concise enough that the material can be taught in a single semester, making it perfect for use in senior undergraduate and graduate computer architecture courses. The book is also teeming with practical examples to aid the learning process, showing concrete applications of definitions. With simple models and codes used throughout, all material is made open to a broad range of computer engineering/science students with only a basic knowledge of hardware and software.


  In-depth coverage of key design issues: complexity, power and reliability, as well as performance

  Covers core microarchitecture, chip multiprocessors and large-scale multiprocessor systems

  Contains many examples and end-of-chapter problems, with a solutions manual and lecture slides available online

1. Introduction;
2. Impact of technology;
3. Processor microarchitecture;
4. Memory hierarchies;
5. Multiprocessor systems;
6. Interconnection networks;
7. Coherence, synchronization, and memory consistency;
8. Chip multiprocessors;
9. Quantitative evaluations.