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Computer Systems: An Integrated Approach to Architecture and Operating Systems 1st Edition

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ISBN-10: 0321486137
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In the early days of computing, hardware and software systems were designed separately. Today, as multicore systems predominate, this separation is becoming impractical. Computer Systems examines the key elements of all computer systems using an integrated approach that treats hardware and software as part of the same, larger system. Students gain important insights into the interplay between hardware and software and leave the course with a better understanding of a modern computer system

About the Author

Dr. Umakishore Ramachandran received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1986 under the direction of Marvin Solomon. Since then he has been with Georgia Tech (home of the yellow jackets), where he is currently a Professor in the Core Computing Division in the College of Computing. His research interests are in the area of architectural design, programming, and analysis of parallel and distributed systems. At Georgia Tech, he has been involved in the design and evaluation of several large experimental systems including Clouds, Beehive, and Stampede (joint with Compaq Cambridge Research Lab), and studying their scalability from an applications perspective. Currently, in the ubiquitous presence project, he is investigating software and hardware mechanisms for ubiquitous distributed computing for an environment comprised of distributed sensors, embedded data concentrators, and backend clusters. He received a Presidential Young Investigator (PYI) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 1990, the Georgia Tech Doctoral Thesis Advisor award in 1993, the College of Computing Outstanding Senior Research Faculty award in 1996, the College of Computing Dean's Award in 2003, and the College of Computing William "Gus'' Baird Teaching Award in 2004.

William D. "Bill" Leahy, Jr. is currently working as a lecturer at Georgia Tech teaching introductory Computer Science. Bill earned his MS in Computer Science, from Georgia Institute of Technology, his MS in Ceramic Engineering, from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and a BS in Ceramic Engineering, from Virginia Tech. Visit Bill's web page for more information about his education and experience.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 784 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 1 edition (August 9, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321486137
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321486134
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 1.6 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #726,669 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a phenomenal book.
It helps you understand everything through real-world examples, which is an enormous help when dealing with such a complicated topic. Incredibly interesting and well-written, this book comes highly recommended by me and all my peers.

With today's growing concerns in the field of technology that the field is developing so rapidly that there never is a single person who knows everything about a certain software, or machine... this book becomes highly valuable.

Whether you are taking a course on computer systems or want to figure out just what exactly that magical black box next to your monitor is doing, this book will help you understand it quickly, simply, and efficiently.

Easily one of the best textbooks out there.

-nicklevesque
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The book gives you enough introductory information for you to decide which path to take: are you are a digital hardware enthusiast who has always wondered how an operating system interfaces and commands all the things you can actually see and feel on your board, or will you be an OS hacker who wants to slice and dice, break and/or remake you Linux box, or are you going to be an internetwork specialist who likes to take control of information flow on the intra/Internet. If you use this book effectively (on your own, or part of a course at your college), you'll be building and understanding your own computer system, and also have a good deal of knowledge about computer and other device networks, by the end of it. In short, an excellent material full of fundamental information to have as a computer engineer/scientist.
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The book is pretty good for someone who wants a broad overview of computer architecture and OS topics. It is readable and conveys a basic amount of information about each subject. But if you are the type of reader who stops to think about what really must be going on in detail, you'll recognize pretty frequently that the authors do a lot of hand-waving. I understand that they must do this in order to cover all of the topics, but I wish they would be more explicit about when they are doing it.
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Simply put, the book is readable. You'll find yourself using your favorite bookmark and sharing the plot with your friends. It's easier to learn when a book doesn't put you to sleep.

Content-wise, it's something like a second-chance survey course. That is, instead of surveying CS topics at their most general, you'll be surveying everything "inside the box," as the authors put it. If you want more depth in a particular topic, the text contains numerous suggestions for further reading.
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Very dry and the organization had me spinning in circles for which way the author was going. It is obvious that the author knows the material but I could not follow well enough to make this book work for me. Might be the style that it was written in. I have read many white papers that did not confuse me as much but then I know I am reading a heavy technical paper. With this book I never truly thought of it as a white paper but maybe I should have??
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