Basic Computer Architecture




Basic Computer Architecture

by Smruti R Sarangi

This book is a comprehensive text on basic, undergraduate-level computer architecture. It starts from theoretical preliminaries and simple Boolean algebra. After a quick discussion on logic gates, it describes three classes of assembly languages: a custom RISC ISA called SimpleRisc, ARM, and x86. In the next part, a processor is designed for the SimpleRisc ISA from scratch. This includes the combinational units, ALUs, processor, basic 5-stage pipeline, and a microcode-based design. The last part of the book discusses caches, virtual memory, parallel programming, multiprocessors, storage devices and modern I/O systems. The book’s website has links to slides for each chapter and video lectures hosted on YouTube.

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