ISBN 9780521187350,Microprocessor Architecture South Asian

Microprocessor Architecture South Asian



Cambridge University Press

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9780521187350

ISBN-10 0521187354

Paper Back

Number of Pages 328 Pages
Language (English)


About the Book : - This book gives a comprehensive description of the architecture of microprocessors from simple in-order short pipeline designs to out-of-order superscalars. It discusses topics such as:
The policies and mechanisms needed for out-of-order processing such as register renaming, reservation stations, and reorder buffers
Optimizations for high performance such as branch predictors, instruction scheduling, and load-store speculations
Design choices and enhancements to tolerate latency in the cache hierarchy of single and multiple processors
State-of-the-art multithreading and multiprocessing emphasizing single chip implementations
Topics are presented as conceptual ideas, with metrics to assess the performance impact, if appropriate, and examples of realization. The emphasis is on how things work at a black box and algorithmic level. The author also provides sufficient detail at the register transfer level so that readers can appreciate how design features enhance performance as well as complexity