The Art of Computer Programming, Volume 1, Fascicle 1

MMIX -- A RISC Computer for the New Millennium
Author: Donald E. Knuth
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0321657314
Category: Computers
Page: 144
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Finally, after a wait of more than thirty-five years, the first part of Volume 4 is at last ready for publication. Check out the boxed set that brings together Volumes 1 - 4A in one elegant case, and offers the purchaser a $50 discount off the price of buying the four volumes individually. The Art of Computer Programming, Volumes 1-4A Boxed Set, 3/e ISBN: 0321751043 Art of Computer Programming, Volume 1, Fascicle 1, The: MMIX -- A RISC Computer for the New Millennium This multivolume work on the analysis of algorithms has long been recognized as the definitive description of classical computer science. The three complete volumes published to date already comprise a unique and invaluable resource in programming theory and practice. Countless readers have spoken about the profound personal influence of Knuth's writings. Scientists have marveled at the beauty and elegance of his analysis, while practicing programmers have successfully applied his "cookbook" solutions to their day-to-day problems. All have admired Knuth for the breadth, clarity, accuracy, and good humor found in his books. To begin the fourth and later volumes of the set, and to update parts of the existing three, Knuth has created a series of small books called fascicles, which will be published t regular intervals. Each fascicle will encompass a section or more of wholly new or evised material. Ultimately, the content of these fascicles will be rolled up into the comprehensive, final versions of each volume, and the enormous undertaking that began in 1962 will be complete. Volume 1, Fascicle 1 This first fascicle updates The Art of Computer Programming, Volume 1, Third Edition: Fundamental Algorithms, and ultimately will become part of the fourth edition of that book. Specifically, it provides a programmer's introduction to the long-awaited MMIX, a RISC-based computer that replaces the original MIX, and describes the MMIX assembly language. The fascicle also presents new material on subroutines, coroutines, and interpretive routines. Ebook (PDF version) produced by Mathematical Sciences Publishers (MSP),

Shared Memory Multiprocessing

Author: Norihisa Suzuki
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262193221
Category: Computers
Page: 510
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This book is the first to provide a coherent review of current research in shared memory multiprocessing in the United States and Japan.

Microprocessor Architectures and Systems

Author: Steve Heath
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 1483278247
Category: Computers
Page: 302
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Microprocessor Architectures and Systems: RISC, CISC, and DSP focuses on the developments of Motorola's CISC, RISC, and DSP processors and the advancements of the design, functions, and architecture of microprocessors. The publication first ponders on complex instruction set computers and 32-bit CISC processors. Discussions focus on MC68881 and MC68882 floating point coprocessors, debugging support, MC68020 32-bit performance standard, bus interfaces, MC68010 SUPERVISOR resource, and high-level language support. The manuscript then covers the RISC challenge, digital signal processing, and memory management and caches. Topics include implementing memory systems, multitasking and user/supervisor conflicts, partitioning the system, cache size and organization, DSP56000 family, MC88100 programming model, M88000 family, and the 80/20 rule. The text examines the selection of a microprocessor architecture, changing design cycle, semiconductor technology, multiprocessing, and real-time software, interrupts, and exceptions. Concerns include locating associated tasks, MC88100 interrupt service routines, single- and multiple-threaded operating systems, and the MC68300 family. The publication is a valuable reference for computer engineers and researchers interested in microprocessor architectures and systems.


a programmer's view
Author: Robert B. K. Dewar,Matthew Smosna
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Category: Computers
Page: 462
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Discusses 80386 and 68030 microprocessors, reduced instruction set computers, MIPS, SPARC, Intel, and IBM systems, and the future of microprocessor design

UNIX Systems for Modern Architectures

Symmetric Multiprocesssing and Caching for Kernel Programmers
Author: Curt Schimmel
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780201633382
Category: Computers
Page: 396
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Any UNIX programmer using the latest workstations or super minicomputers from vendors such as Sun, Silicon Graphics (SGI), ATandT, Amdahl, IBM, Apple, Compaq, Mentor Graphics, and Thinking Machines needs this book to optimize his/her job performance. This book teaches how these architectures operate using clear, comprehensible examples to explain the concepts, and provides a good reference for people already familiar with the basic concepts.

Apple Confidential 2.0

The Definitive History of the World's Most Colorful Company
Author: Owen W. Linzmayer
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593270100
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 344
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Chronicles the best and the worst of Apple Computer's remarkable story.

The Wireless Data Handbook

Author: James F. DeRose
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471463981
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 416
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This new edition of a highly successful book is completely updated and revised to reflect the latest developments involving the transmission of digital information over wireless networks. Written by an industry expert with over 32 years in the field, the Wireless Data Handbook offers a broad, unbiased treatment-unencumbered by various corporate interests-covering both the technical and business aspects of wireless technologies.

Computer Architecture

A Quantitative Approach
Author: John L. Hennessy,David A. Patterson
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 0128119063
Category: Computers
Page: 936
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Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach, Sixth Edition has been considered essential reading by instructors, students and practitioners of computer design for over 20 years. The sixth edition of this classic textbook is fully revised with the latest developments in processor and system architecture. It now features examples from the RISC-V (RISC Five) instruction set architecture, a modern RISC instruction set developed and designed to be a free and openly adoptable standard. It also includes a new chapter on domain-specific architectures and an updated chapter on warehouse-scale computing that features the first public information on Google's newest WSC. True to its original mission of demystifying computer architecture, this edition continues the longstanding tradition of focusing on areas where the most exciting computing innovation is happening, while always keeping an emphasis on good engineering design. Includes a new chapter on domain-specific architectures, explaining how they are the only path forward for improved performance and energy efficiency given the end of Moore’s Law and Dennard scaling Features the first publication of several DSAs from industry Features extensive updates to the chapter on warehouse-scale computing, with the first public information on the newest Google WSC Offers updates to other chapters including new material dealing with the use of stacked DRAM; data on the performance of new NVIDIA Pascal GPU vs. new AVX-512 Intel Skylake CPU; and extensive additions to content covering multicore architecture and organization Includes "Putting It All Together" sections near the end of every chapter, providing real-world technology examples that demonstrate the principles covered in each chapter Includes review appendices in the printed text and additional reference appendices available online Includes updated and improved case studies and exercises

The Linux Development Platform

Configuring, Using, and Maintaining a Complete Programming Environment
Author: Rafeeq Ur Rehman,Christopher Paul
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional
ISBN: 9780130091154
Category: Computers
Page: 294
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Two leading Linux developers show how to choose the best tools for your specific needs and integrate them into a complete development environment that maximizes your effectiveness in any project, no matter how large or complex. Includes research, requirements, coding, debugging, deployment, maintenance and beyond, choosing and implementing editors, compilers, assemblers, debuggers, version control systems, utilities, using Linux Standard Base to deliver applications that run reliably on a wide range of Linux systems, comparing Java development options for Linux platforms, using Linux in cross-platform and embedded development environments.

See MIPS Run

Author: Dominic Sweetman
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080525235
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 512
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See MIPS Run, Second Edition, is not only a thorough update of the first edition, it is also a marriage of the best-known RISC architecture--MIPS--with the best-known open-source OS--Linux. The first part of the book begins with MIPS design principles and then describes the MIPS instruction set and programmers’ resources. It uses the MIPS32 standard as a baseline (the 1st edition used the R3000) from which to compare all other versions of the architecture and assumes that MIPS64 is the main option. The second part is a significant change from the first edition. It provides concrete examples of operating system low level code, by using Linux as the example operating system. It describes how Linux is built on the foundations the MIPS hardware provides and summarizes the Linux application environment, describing the libraries, kernel device-drivers and CPU-specific code. It then digs deep into application code and library support, protection and memory management, interrupts in the Linux kernel and multiprocessor Linux. Sweetman has revised his best-selling MIPS bible for MIPS programmers, embedded systems designers, developers and programmers, who need an in-depth understanding of the MIPS architecture and specific guidance for writing software for MIPS-based systems, which are increasingly Linux-based. Completely new material offers the best explanation available on how Linux runs on real hardware. Provides a complete, updated and easy-to-use guide to the MIPS instruction set using the MIPS32 standard as the baseline architecture with the MIPS64 as the main option. Retains the same engaging writing style that made the first edition so readable, reflecting the authors 20+ years experience in designing systems based on the MIPS architecture.

Chip Multiprocessor Architecture

Techniques to Improve Throughput and Latency
Author: Kunle Olukotun,Oyekunle Ayinde Olukotun,Lance Stirling Hammond,James Laudon
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
ISBN: 159829122X
Category: Architecture
Page: 145
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Chip multiprocessors - also called multi-core microprocessors or CMPs for short - are now the only way to build high-performance microprocessors, for a variety of reasons. Large uniprocessors are no longer scaling in performance, because it is only possible to extract a limited amount of parallelism from a typical instruction stream using conventional superscalar instruction issue techniques. In addition, one cannot simply ratchet up the clock speed on today's processors, or the power dissipation will become prohibitive in all but water-cooled systems. After a discussion of the basic pros and cons of CMPs when they are compared with conventional uniprocessors, this book examines how CMPs can best be designed to handle two radically different kinds of workloads that are likely to be used with a CMP: highly parallel, throughput-sensitive applications at one end of the spectrum, and less parallel, latency-sensitive applications at the other. Throughput-sensitive applications, such as server workloads that handle many independent transactions at once, require careful balancing of all parts of a CMP that can limit throughput, such as the individual cores, on-chip cache memory, and off-chip memory interfaces. Several studies and example systems, such as the Sun Niagara, that examine the necessary tradeoffs are presented here. In contrast, latency-sensitive applications - many desktop applications fall into this category - require a focus on reducing inter-core communication latency and applying techniques to help programmers divide their programs into multiple threads as easily as possible. This book discusses many techniques that can be used in CMPs to simplify parallel programming, with an emphasis on research directions proposed at Stanford University. To illustrate the advantages possible with a CMP using a couple of solid examples, extra focus is given to thread-level speculation (TLS), a way to automatically break up nominally sequential applications into parallel threads on a CMP, and transactional memory. This model can greatly simplify manual parallel programming by using hardware - instead of conventional software locks - to enforce atomic code execution of blocks of instructions, a technique that makes parallel coding much less error-prone. Book jacket.

MC88100 Risc Microprocessor User's Manual

Author: Motorola, inc
Publisher: Prentice Hall Direct
Category: Computers
Page: 296
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Motorola's official documentation for the 88100 -- the chip used in concurrent programming and supercomputing that can perform up to 11 different operations at one time, and is supported by 88/OPEN, a consortium of 26 companies developing applications for this chip.

Beginning Android Games

Author: Mario Zechner,J. F. DiMarzio,Robert Green
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1484204727
Category: Computers
Page: 605
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Learn all of the basics needed to join the ranks of successful Android game developers. You'll start with game design fundamentals and Android programming basics, and then progress toward creating your own basic game engine and playable game apps that work on Android smartphones and tablets. Beginning Android Games, Third Edition gives you everything you need to branch out and write your own Android games for a variety of hardware. Do you have an awesome idea for the next break-through mobile gaming title? Beginning Android Games will help you kick-start your project. This book will guide you through the process of making several example game apps using APIs available in Android. What You'll Learn Gain the fundamentals of game programming in the context of the Android platform Use Android's APIs for graphics, audio, and user input to reflect those fundamentals Develop two 2D games from scratch, based on Canvas API and OpenGL ES Create a full-featured 3D game Publish your games, get crash reports, and support your users Complete your own playable 2D OpenGL games Who This Book Is For People with a basic knowledge of Java who want to write games on the Android platform. It also offers information for experienced game developers about the pitfalls and peculiarities of the platform.

The Better World Handbook

Small Changes That Make A Big Difference
Author: Ellis Jones,Brett Johnson
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 0865715750
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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The definitive guide for people wanting to make a positive difference in the world.