Computer Architecture: Design and Performance

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Prentice Hall, 1996 - Computers - 463 pages
A book aimed at design techniques used to improve the performance of computer systems. A fully revised second edition is divided into three parts; Part I describes the fundamental methods used to improve the performance of computer systems, Part II describes multiprocessor systems using shared memory and Part III includes computer systems not using shared memory. The book has complete chapters on major topics such as cache memory design, single bus multiprocessors, Interconnection networks and other techniques involving the use of parallelism. Senior/graduate level computer science, computer engineering and electrical engineering students.

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BARRY WILKINSON and MICHAEL ALLEN have created a comprehensive instructor's support website, including examples, assignments, and instructional materials for using the MPI and PVM software. The materials include extensive web pages to help students learn how to compile and run parallel programs as well as sample programs.

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