In this fifth edition of the series Computer Architecture, the author aims at enlightening the readers on the latest trends, in terms of programming paradigms, cloud computing, mobile clients etc. It also gives in-depth information pertaining to the methods incorporated by mobile phones, tablets, and notebook pcs to retrieve data from the cloud.
The book is divided into six chapters, namely Fundamentals of Quantitative Design and Analysis, Memory Hierarchy Design, Instruction-Level Parallelism and its Exploitation, Data-Level Parallelism in Vector, SIMD, and GPU architectures, Multiprocessors and Thread-Level Parallelism, and The Warehouse-Scale Computer. The book also has a list of case studies, which have been updated, along with exercises that can be solved by the reader.
Apart from that, the book also has a list of appendices that can be accessed online, and they cover subjects such as Storage Systems, Embedded Systems, Interconnection Networks, Vector Processors, Hardware and Software for VLIW and EPIC, Large-Scale Multiprocessors and Scientific Applications, Computer Arithmetic, Survey Of Instruction Set Architectures, and Historical Perspectives.