Slightly OT: Computer internals book recommendations
huw.davies at kerberos.davies.net.au
Sun Nov 19 01:29:53 CST 2017
> On 19 Nov 2017, at 10:57, Eric Christopherson via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> Basically, I'm looking for a certain book (although really any book in
> the same vein would satisfy), which was on computer system architecture,
> organization, etc.; it talked about the usual boolean logic, assembly
> programming in some fictitious instruction set, an overview of two
> actual architectures (I think at that time they were 32-bit x86 and
> 64-bit POWER). The other thing I remember very specifically was there
> was a place near the back (probably an appendix) that talked about
> one or more specific buses (I think at least PCI was there), with timing
> diagrams to tell you what was actually going back and forth between the
> bus and CPU.
Sounds like either
Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach by David Patterson and John Hennessy
Computer Organization and Design: the Hardware/Software Interface by David Patterson and John Hennessy
I see there’s a MIPS edition of the second book. My copy of the second book has Hennessy as the first author.
Time for a re-read - it’s been a while since I read both of them.
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