Computer Architecture offers an overview of a computer's key structural building blocks, introducing these building blocks in terms of computer family architecture whose members maintain compatibility with prior generation hardware as new implementations are introduced.
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Buses the CPU and the IO System
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8088 microprocessor addressing modes algorithm architects arithmetic base register binary bit-slice bits branch instruction bus controller bus cycle buses byte cache memory called procedure channel chips circuit circuitry clock components Computer Architecture control signals control unit coprocessor dataflow datum decoder describe disk DMA controller effective address elements example execution fetch FIGURE flag flip-flop floating-point numbers functional unit hardware holds hypercube I/O device I/O interface IBM PC IEEE implement index register input instruction set integer interconnection network interrupt load logical main memory mantissa mask memory location memory system microinstruction microorders microprocessor microprogram multiple multiprocessor node operand operating system output parallel performance pipeline port processor array puter refill line relocation request result RISC segment sequence shift SIMD specify speed stack storage system struction switch synchronization techniques tion transfer types vector vector processors virtual memory word