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Title: High-performance computer architecture

Abstract

A significant portion of computer design activity has shifted toward high-performance designs as single-user desktop computers reach the point of delivering more computer power than yesterday's mainframes. This book presents design ideas embodied in many of these high-performance machines and stresses techniques for evaluating them. It develops an understanding of the design process by treating the various tradeoffs that exist in design choices. The author shows how good designs make efficient use of available technology and achieve balanced, efficient structures matched well to the class of problems they attack. The book stresses the means to achieve balance and efficiency in high-performance designs regardless of the underlying technology. Topics covered include: General architectural approaches such as memory designs, pipeline techniques, and parallel structures; fundamental bottlenecks such as memory bandwidth, processing bandwidth, communications, and synchronization; evaluation techniques; examples of real applications and their architectural requirements.

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OSTI Identifier:
5545963
Resource Type:
Book
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; COMPUTERS; COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE; COMPUTER CALCULATIONS; DATA TRANSMISSION; DATA-FLOW PROCESSING; MEMORY DEVICES; COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN; DESIGN; EFFICIENCY; EVALUATION; FREQUENCY ANALYSIS; MICROPROCESSORS; PERFORMANCE; SYNCHRONIZATION; USES; COMMUNICATIONS; ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS; MICROELECTRONIC CIRCUITS; PROGRAMMING; 990210* - Supercomputers- (1987-1989)

Citation Formats

Stone, H S. High-performance computer architecture. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Stone, H S. High-performance computer architecture. United States.
Stone, H S. 1987. "High-performance computer architecture". United States.
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