San Mateo, Calif. Morgan Kaufmann, 1994. First edition, fifth printing. Hardcover. Large octavo in white DJ, xxiv, 648,  pages, b&w illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm. Extremely mild rubbing to spine head and foot, extremely gently rubbed rear corners, extremely gently bumped top corners, bright pages in tight binding, extremely mild rubbing to DJ spine head and foot, extremely gently rubbed DJ corners, light soiling to DJ (two faint spots and black markins to front DJ, black markings to rear DJ), else Near Fine(+) in Near Fine(-) DJ. Item #91203
"Hennessy's original research area was optimizing compilers. His research group at Stanford developed many of the techniques now in commercial use. In 1981, Hennessy started the MIPS project at Stanford with a handful of graduate students. After completing the project in 1984, he took a one-year sabbatical to co-found MIPS Computer Systems, which has since merged with Silicon Graphics. The RISC architecture developed at MIPS has been utilized by a number of companies including DEC, NEC, Siemens, Silicon Graphics, and Tandem. Hennessy's current research at Stanford focuses on the area of designing and exploiting multiprocessors. Most recently, he has been involved in the development of the DASH multiprocessor architecture."--Jacket. Contents: Computer abstractions and technology -- The role of performance -- Instructions : language of the machine -- Arithmetic for computers -- The processor : datapath and control -- Enhancing performance with pipelining -- Large and fast : exploiting memory hierarchy -- Interfacing processors and peripherals -- Parallel processors -- Appendices. Assemblers, linkers and the SPIM simulator / James R. Larus ; The basics of logic design ; Mapping control to hardware ; Introducing C to Pascal programmers ; Another approach to instruction set architecture : VAX. Computer organization, engineering, interfaces.
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