Kluwer Academic Publishers
Computer Architecture: A Minimalist Perspective
byWilliam F. GilreathPhillip A. LaplantePenn State University, Great Valley, USA
Kluwer Academic Publishers, BostonHardbound, ISBN 1-4020-7416-6February 2003, 236 pp.EUR 118.00 / USD 115.00 / GBP 74.00
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The one instruction set computer (OISC) is the ultimate reduced instruction set computer (RISC). In OISC,the instruction set consists of only one instruction, and then by composition, all other necessary instructionsare synthesized. This is an approach completely opposite to that of a complex instruction set computer(CISC), which incorporates complex instructions as microprograms within the processor.Computer Architecture: A Minimalist Perspective examines computer architecture, computability theory, andthe history of computers from the perspective of one instruction set computing - a novel approach in whichthe computer supports only one, simple instruction. This bold, new paradigm offers significant promise inbiological, chemical, optical, and molecular scale computers.Features include:Provides a comprehensive study of computer architecture using computability theory as a base.Provides a fresh perspective on computer architecture not found in any other text.Covers history, theory, and practice of computer architecture from a minimalist perspective. Includes acomplete implementation of a one instruction computer.Includes exercises and programming assignments.Computer Architecture: A Minimalist Perspective is designed to meet the needs of a professional audiencecomposed of researchers, computer hardware engineers, software engineers computational theorists, andsystems engineers. The book is also intended for use in upper division undergraduate students and earlygraduate students studying computer architecture or embedded systems. It is an excellent text for use as asupplement or alternative in traditional Computer Architecture Courses, or in courses entitled "SpecialTopics in Computer Architecture".
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Hardbound, ISBN 1-4020-7416-6