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Master the fundamentals of computer architecture with Schaum's­­the high-performance study guide. It will help you cut study time, hone problem-solving skills, and achieve your personal best on exams and projects!

Students love Schaum's Outlines because they produce results. Each year, hundreds of thousands of students improve their test scores and final grades with these indispensable study guides.

Get the edge on your classmates. Use Schaum's!

If you don't have a lot of time but want to excel in class, this book helps you:

  • Use detailed examples to solve problems
  • Brush up before tests
  • Find answers fast
  • Study quickly and more effectively
  • Get the big picture without poring over lengthy textbooks

Schaum's Outlines give you the information your teachers expect you to know in a handy and succinct format­­without overwhelming you with unnecessary jargon. You get a complete overview of the subject. Plus, you get plenty of practice exercises to test your skill. Compatible with any classroom text, Schaum's let you study at your own pace and remind you of all the important facts you need to remember­­fast! And Schaum's are so complete, they're perfect for preparing for graduate or professional exams.

Inside, you will find:

  • Overview of hardware and software design elements in computer systems
  • Concise explanations of hardware and software interface
  • Complete details on the efficient use of system resources
  • Solved problems in: instruction sets, pipelining, cache, memory, I/O and more!

If you want top grades and a thorough understanding of computer architecture, this powerful study tool is the best tutor you can have!

Chapters include:

  • Introduction
  • Binary Logic
  • Computer Arithmetic
  • Machine Organization
  • Programming Models
  • Basic Processor Design
  • Pipelining
  • Instruction-Level Parallelism
  • Introduction to Memory Systems
  • Cache Memories
  • Virtual Memory
  • Input/Output Systems
  • Introduction to Multiprocessors

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About the Author

Nick Carter, Ph.D. (Urbana, IL) is an assistant professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He holds a doctorate in computer science from MIT, has worked at IBM’s Yorktown, NY, research facility and was the memory system architect on MIT’s prestigious M-Machine project.

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Pretty good overview of computer architecture 7 Jan 2006
By calvinnme - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Quite frankly, I was surprised at the usefulness of this Schaum's outline. I didn't think that the Schaum's outline format would work for a subject like computer architecture, but it does. All aspects of computer architecture are covered from computer arithmetic to processor design to memory systems to the advanced topic of multiprocessing. The format of the outline is a little different from the Schaum's usual formula. Each chapter consists of an "Objectives" section, followed by an introduction, followed by the various subsections of that chapter. There are examples and exercises on instruction set design, program design, block diagrams, and quite a few mathematical problems. This book is probably best suited to the advanced undergraduate or for self-study of the subject. If you are a graduate student that is using Hennessy's "Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach" the level of difficulty of the mathematical problems in that book is not matched by this one, and you should look for another source. Otherwise I recommend this guide for most students of computer architecture.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Nice for review 19 Dec 2010
By Joseph M. Pereira - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a nice book for review of the basic concepts of computer architecture. Like other Schaum's outlines books, the concepts are explained in a concise manner with examples and solved problems to reinforce and clarify the material.
Great book 22 Mar 2014
By JOSE R. VALLES - Published on Amazon.com
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It was exactly was I was looking for as this publisher is great.
I have purchased from this publisher before and they are great.
Highly Insightful - Leads to understanding the physical layer of Computation 26 Dec 2013
By Joshua Reuben - Published on Amazon.com
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Computational devices are ubiquitous - yet the layers of abstractions we have constructed on top of the naked foundations give the illusion of ... what may as well be black magic! This book helped me peal back the curtain to the nature of the physical foundations of computation: under the Algorithms , Virtual Machines, & OS Thread Schedulers there is a world of bits and circuits: Schuam's Computer Architecture helped me comprehend the structure of Von Neuman machines, cache lines , CPU registers and the hierarchal memory model that underpins modern computing.
Kudos to the author !
Well-Organized 19 Nov 2013
By Matthew David Cox - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is well organized and flows well from one topic to another. It also uses language for people who know a lot about computers and those who do not.
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