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ヘネパタ第6版はRISC-Vで全面刷新?

Amazonで調べていたら、どうやら次のヘネパタが発売されるのを発見した。

Computer Architecture, Sixth Edition: A Quantitative Approach (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Architecture and Design)

Computer Architecture, Sixth Edition: A Quantitative Approach (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Architecture and Design)

2017年12月発売のようだが、重要なのはこれまでMIPSで開設されていたプロセッサモデルが、RISC-Vに変更になるようだ。

パタヘネもすでにRISC-V Editionになっているが、いよいよMIPSに見切りをつけたのか、まあ著者がRISC-Vの仕様策定に関わっているのは大きいよなあ。。。

また、内容についてもだいぶ書き換かわっているようだ。第6版では、「Domain Specific Architectures」についても言及が入っている (第5版では、Warehouse scale computingや、GPGPUについても言及が追記されていた)。

It now features examples from the RISC-V (“RISC Five”) instruction set architecture, a modern RISC instruction set developed and designed to be a free and openly adoptable standard.

以下Amazonの説明から抜粋。

  • Includes a new chapter on domain-specific architectures, explaining how they are only path forward for improved performance and energy efficiency given the end of Moore’s Law and Dinnard scaling. Features first publication of several DSAs from industry.
  • Features extensive updates to the chapter on warehouse-scale computing, with first public information on the newest Google WSC.
  • Updates to other chapters include new material dealing with the use of stacked DRAM; data on the performance of new Nvidia Pascal GPU vs new AVX/512 Intel Skylake CPU; and extensive additions to content covering multicore architecture and organization.
  • Trademark Putting It All Together sections appear near the end of every chapter, providing real-world technology examples that demonstrated the principles covered in each chapter.
  • Includes review appendices in the printed text and additional reference appendices available online
  • Includes updated and improved case studies and exercises.

また、Elsevierのサイトはこちら。

www.elsevier.com