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Documents referenced in the book are here.
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A set of homework problems with solutions is available. Students can enhance their understanding of the material by working out the solutions to these problems and then checking their answers.

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orangeball Computer Science Student Resource Site: Help and advice for the long-suffering, overworked student.
orangeball Errata sheet: Latest list of errors, updated at most monthly. File name is Errata-COA8e-mmyy.pdf. If you spot any errors, please contact me at Email
orangeball Interactive simulations: Links to interactive simulations listed in the textbook.
orangeball SimpleScalar LLC : More recent development of SimpleScalar software is being done here. The license remains free for academic use. Site includes downloadable software and documentation.new3
orangeball SimpleScalar: The original home page includes downloadable software and documentation.
orangeball SMPCache: The home page includes downloadable software and documentation.

General Sites

orangeball WWW Computer Architecture Home Page: A comprehensive index to information relevant to computer architecture researchers, including architecture groups and projects, technical organizations, literature, employment, and commercial information.

orangeball Processor Emporium. Interesting and useful collection of information.
orangeball ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Architecture. Information on SIGARCH activities and publications, good set of useful links.
orangeball IEEE Technical Committee on Computer Architecture. Copies of TCCA newsletter, useful links.
orangeball Computer Architecture Resources Maintained by BEN JULIANO, Associate Dean, College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management (ECC), California State University, Chico.


Chapter 2 - Computer Evolution and Performance

orangeball Intel Technology Journal. Features recent research and development with Intel technologies
orangeball Intel Microprocessor Quick Reference Guide, which gives basic data on all Intel microprocessors, going back to the 4004.
orangeball Intel Architecture Manuals. Intel's official documentation for its x86 products.
orangeball ARM Home Page. Information on the ARM processor family.
orangeball AMD Developer Central A key competitor to Intel with a variety of processor offerings.Website includes developer guides and manuals.
orangeball Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. SPEC is a highly recognized organization in the computer industry for its development of standardized benchmarks used to measure and compare performance of different computer systems.
orangeball Top500 Supercomputer Site. Interesting survey material on supercomputers.
orangeball CPU World Information and photos of a wide range of modern and vintage processors, plus recent processor news.
orangeball A Crash Course in Modern Hardware Video with Slides. A presentation focusing on instruction level parallelism.
orangeball Charles Babbage Institute. Provides links to a number of web sites dealing with the history of computers.
orangeball Computer History Museum A lot of useful information and a variety of interesting exhibits.
orangeball The UK Computer Museum Another excellent online computer museum.
orangeball IAS Final Report. This 1954 report describes the implemented IAS machine and lists the final instruction set.
orangeball Photographs of Vintage Computers
orangeball Gordon Bell’s CyberMuseum Gordon Bell is a seminal figure in the history of computers. This site collects many of his influential papers.

Chapter 3 - Computer Function and Interconnection

orangeball PCI Special Interest Group Information about PCI specifications and products.

Chapter 5 - Internal Memory

orangeball Tom's Hardware Guide Covers RAM and numerous other topics.
orangeball Rambus Good source of information on RDRAM and DDR DRAM.

Chapter 6 - External Memory

orangeball Optical Storage Technology Association Good source of information about optical storage technology and vendors, plus extensive list of relevant links.
orangeball LTO Program: Linear Tape Open has become the dominant magnetic tape storage technology. This site provides information about LTO technology and licensed vendors.

Chapter 7 - Input/Output

orangeball T10 Home Page. T10 is a Technical Committee of the National Committee on Information Technology Standards and is responsible for lower-level interfaces. Its principal work is the Small Computer System Interface (SCSI). There are also links to related Web sites.
orangeball Infiniband Trade Association. Includes technical information and vendor pointers.
orangeball 1394 Trade Association. Includes technical information and vendor pointers on firewire.

Chapter 8 - Operating Systems

orangeball ACM Special Interest Group on Operating Systems. Information on SIGOPS publications and conferences.
orangeball IEEE Technical Committee on Operating Systems and Applications. Includes an online newsletter and links to other sites.
orangeball The Operating System Resource Center A useful collection of documents and papers on a wide range of OS topics.

Chapter 9 - Computer Arithmetic

orangeball IEEE 754 Maintained by the IEEE 754 group. Includes IEEE 754 documents, related publications and papers, and a useful set of links related to computer arithmetic.
orangeball What Every Computer Scientist Should Know About Floating-Point Arithmetic A classic Computing Surveys paper.
orangeball Elementary Computer Mathematics A basic survey. Includes Java-generated problems with solutions.
orangeball Computer Arithmetic Tragedies Discussion of disasters caused by computer numerical errors.new3

Chapter 10 - Instruction Sets

orangeball Gavin's Guide to 80x86 Assembly A good, concise overview of x86 assembler language.
orangeball The Art of Assembly Language Programming. A 1500-page on-line mega-book on the subject. Should be enough for any student of the subject.

Chapter 18 - Multicore

orangeball Multicore Association. Vendor organization promoting the development of and use of multicore technology.
orangeball Berkeley Parallel Computer Lab One of the best sites to start looking for references pertaining to anything in parallel software, multicore applications, etc.new3

Chapter 20 - Digital Logic

orangeball Digital Logic Home Page Diagrams of circuits.