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Itanium Architecture for Software Developers Paperback – July 1, 2000


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Product Details

  • Series: Engineer-to-Engineer
  • Paperback: 308 pages
  • Publisher: Intel Pr (July 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0970284640
  • ISBN-13: 978-0970284648
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,701,446 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Reading the Itanium Architecture for Software Developers book saved us days, maybe weeks on project development." -- Dong Wei, System Architect for Servers, Hewlett-Packard

About the Author

Walter Triebel is the author of 17 books on microprocessors, digital logic, and memory. His most recent title is Itanium® Architecture for Software Developers. Along with enthusiasm for the technology, he brings to the book over twenty years of experience as an application engineer and educator. He has worked seventeen years for Intel Corporation, currently as a writer-in-residence for Intel Press. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from New York University.

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This book is apparently intended for two different audiences: 1) the people who intend to eventually read the Itanium & IA-64 reference manuals that are freely-available as downloads from the Intel website but want a gentler introduction to the big picture at the forest level before examining the bark on each tree in the voluminous reference manuals and 2) the people, such as managers, who want to understand the key highpoints of very-long-instruction-word (VLIW) processors without slogging through thousands of pages in the Itanium & IA-64 reference manuals.

By the way, Intel brands the industry-wide generic term VLIW as EPIC®. In addition to being an introduction to Itanium itself, this book serves as a useful introduction to VLIW as a topic as well to compare & contrast VLIW with RISC and CISC, because (other than a line of DSPs from Texas Instruments) the Itanium line of processors over the past ten years has been one of the few VLIW processors to reach mass production in such large numbers.
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