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Computer Organization and Architecture: Designing for Performance

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For courses in computer organization and architecture, this text provides a clear, comprehensive presentation of the organization and architecture of contemporary computers.
Hardcover, 815 pages
Published May 23rd 2002 by Prentice Hall (first published December 12th 1987)
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Mar 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: computer, text-book
The best writer in this subject. William Stalling, you are my officially my MASTER.
Nov 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 5-systems
It has been 25 years since I used this textbook in university. It took me over a week to re-read the 8th edition of this standard textbook (admittedly I skipped some of the technical sections), but at over 815 pages, it is still quite formidable. I like the broad coverage of a range of architectures from mobile ARM to Mainframe. The ARM world is new to me, and I don't quite understand some of the design decisions, it just appears less attractive. The new multithreaded, multiprocessor architectur ...more
Eti Mishra
Apr 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is the best book I came across for Computer System Organization and I loved it.

There are some good points about this book that I liked:
1. Extremely easy to understand.
2. Cover mostly all the topics.
3. The construct of this book is all good, I mean the way writer presented all the topics.
4. The content is also good.

So, this book is something I'll recommend to every Computer Science student.

A must have!
Sep 23, 2007 added it
a good book but not the best, I think Hennesy Patterson is better.
Mohammed Shalan
May 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A great book if you've got a basic background about logic design.
Chandan Khatwani
May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Nice read
Jonathan Kelly
Mar 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: computer-science
A descriptive book, Computer Organization and Architecture, tenth edition, by William Stallings implemented a top-down approach for learning low-level aspects of traditional computers from vacuum tube architecture to the contemporary standard that is von Neumann architecture. There is a variety of information related to computer architecture in the relevant book by Stallings that challenges students so conceptual and applied knowledge is understood. Functioning similar to Thomas' Calculus with p ...more
William Darian
Dec 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some aspects of the book are undoubtedly verbose in terms of explaining the same thing over and over. Sometimes, the concepts in this book are not very clearly explained. I think a concise explanation should content the reader. Moreover, some depictions of concepts showed incorrect and sometimes unrepresentative diagrams. Other than that, I am really satisfied with the amount of information the book provides.
Does a good job with explaining computer organization and handling CISC and RISC. Definitely did a better job of explaining everything compared to the professor that taught the class I took. I'd say the biggest issue would be some of the end of chapter questions as some seem to be pretty vague.
I can't bring myself to like this book. It's good in that it does cover many topics related to computer architecture, and its internal instructions. Very detailed stuff and can be very informative as a primer. The reason why I can't like it is because it's written in a boring manner.
Aug 28, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Hard to read or understand if you have no back ground about the topic
Sep 04, 2007 rated it liked it
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i want to read this book
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