Elsevier Publishes Landmark Book on Computer Architecture in Enhanced, Multimedia eBook
WALTHAM, Massachusetts, October 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach by John L. Hennessy and David
A. Patterson now available in Inkling Edition
Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical
and medical information products and services, today announced the release of Computer
Architecture: A Quantitative Approach, 5th Edition
[https://www.inkling.com/store/book/computer-architecture-hennessy-5th ] by John L.
Hennessy (President of Stanford University) and David A. Patterson (Pardee Professor of
Computer Science, University of California Berkeley) as an enhanced eBook.
Adapted from the classic textbook, Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach, 5th
Edition, this interactive eBook from Inkling focuses on the dramatic and evolutionary
developments in mobile and cloud computing. Using their quantitative approach to design
and analysis, Hennessy and Patterson explore the ways in which software and technology in
the cloud are accessed by cell phones, tablets, laptops, and other mobile computing
devices. The running context in each chapter is computing for personal mobile devices
(PMDs) and warehouse-scale computers, with examples from the real world that help to
illustrate and describe the impacts of these revolutionary changes.
“We’re honored to create a unique, multifunctional version of this classic text,” said
Suzanne BeDell, Managing Director, Science and Technology Books, Elsevier. “With this new
eBook Elsevier continues to innovate with content delivery.”
Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach, 5th Edition
[https://www.inkling.com/store/book/computer-architecture-hennessy-5th ] enables students
to explore cutting edge computing architecture – including mobile and cloud computing
using innovative multimedia features:
- Video content in selected chapters including "Cray-1 Supercomputer 30th Anniversary" (the life and machines of Seymour Cray are explored at the Computer History Museum) and "Google Efficient Data Centers Summit" (Barroso, Hamilton, 2008). - Animations including a set demonstrating "Matrix Multiplication." - David Patterson's PowerPoint presentation on "Cache Blocking." - ALL appendices (A-L) included. - Embedded hyperlinks allow quick access to all cross-referenced content (chapters, sections, figures, tables, and URLs). - Print text page numbers listed in the margins, to allow Inkling users to quickly locate content whenever a printed text page number is cited or referenced. - Solutions to selected end-of-chapter exercises.
Distributed exclusively on the Inkling store, the Inkling eBook version is available
for USD $74.99, or $11.99 per chapter.
To take a look before you buy, Inkling offers chapter 2 for free. Download the inkling
app from iTunes, Register with Inkling, and click the “free chapter download” button here:
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