Computer Organization & Design

The Hardware/Software Interface

Recommended by Vicki Boykis, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #52 in Software Architecture, Ranked #61 in Computer Graphicssee more rankings.

The performance of software systems is dramatically affected by how well software designers understand the basic hardware technologies at work in a system. Similarly, hardware designers must understand the far-reaching effects their design decisions have on software applications. For readers in either category, this classic introduction to the field provides a look deep into the computer. It demonstrates the relationships between the software and hardware and focuses on the foundational concepts that are the basis for current computer design. less

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Vicki Boykis This is a textbook that covers how computers work from the ground up. It includes hardware, software, and operating systems. It’s a really thick book, but also a really good one! This is the book I’d recommend reading if you missed out on a formal computer science education. (Source)

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