Author : David A. Patterson, John L. Hennessy
Description:I did not buy this book from Amazon portal because of the fact that Elsevier sells low priced editions in my country. This book is a masterpiece. Every budding CPU hobbyist or enthusiast must own this book. Everything that you needed to know to build a microcomputer on your known can be learnt from this book. By the way, I have the 4th edition of the book which focusses on another modern marvel - ARM. The pipelines, datapaths, control paths, hazards etc are explained with intuitive visuals. This book would have changed my life if I had it 14 years ago. But with teachers like Dave Patterson and John Hennessy, it can never be too late. I highly recommend this book for undergraduate and advanced courses on the topic.