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What are some of the user friendly books for "computer organisation and architechture" which are best for self study. Such a text that one can grasps the big picture, and understandhow various things are fitting with each other.

Topics include: machine instructions and addressing modes, ALU and data path , cpu control design, memory interface, I/o interface (interrupt and DMA mode), instruction pipelining, cache and main memory.

Thanks

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I suggest you to read the Hennessy & Patterson book on computer architecture "Computer Organization and Design: the Hardware/Software Interface".

It is widely use in bachelor courses on computer architecture around the world. It is well written and easy to follow. Throughout the book the authors use a MIPS pipeline to explain the concepts that they introduce.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ And just to add to the answer you can also go for " Computer Architecture: A quantitative approach" by the same authors. It is a bit advanced. \$\endgroup\$ – abhishek tyagi Jan 16 '16 at 19:20

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