The Unabridged Pentium 4 : IA32 Processor Genealogy
Inc. Mindshare, Tom ShanleyISBN: 032124656X;
The Unabridged Pentium 4 offers unparalleled coverage of Intel's IA32 family of processors, from the 386 through the Pentium 4 and Pentium M processors. Unlike other texts, which address solely a hardware or software audience, this book serves as a comprehensive technical reference for both audiences. Inside, the Mindshare trainers cover not only the hardware design and software enhancements of Intel's latest processors, they also explain the relationship between these hardware and software characteristics. As a result, readers will come away with a complete understanding of the processor's internal architecture, the Front Side Bus (FSB), the processor's relationship to the system, and the processor's software architecture. Essential topics covered include: Goals of single-task and multi-task operating systems The 386 processor?the baseline ancestor of the IA32 processor family The 486 processor, including a cache primer The Pentium processor The...
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