Computer Systems By Randal Bryant And David O’Hallaron
Computer systems: A Programmer’s Perspective is Gtu book for Gujarat Technological University Computer Branch Students in Engineering Third Year by Randal Bryant And David O’Hallaron.
Computer systems: A Programmer’s Perspective explains the underlying elements common among all computer systems and how they affect general application performance. Written from the programmer’s perspective, this book strives to teach readers how understanding basic elements of computer systems and executing real practice can lead them to create better programs.
Spanning across computer science themes such as hardware architecture, the operating system, and systems software, the Third Edition serves as a comprehensive introduction to programming. This book strives to create programmers who understand all elements of computer systems and will be able to engage in any application of the field–from fixing faulty software, to writing more capable programs, to avoiding common flaws. It lays the groundwork for readers to delve into more intensive topics such as computer architecture, embedded systems, and cyber security.
This book focuses on systems that execute an x86-64 machine code, and recommends that programmers have access to a Linux system for this course. Programmers should have basic familiarity with C or C++.
Key Topics: A Tour of Computer Systems; Representing and Manipulating Information; Machine-Level Representation of Programs; Processor Architecture; Optimizing Program Performance; The Memory Hierarchy; Linking; Exceptional Control Flow; Virtual Memory; System-Level I/O; Network Programming; Concurrent Programming