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Welcome to the Companion Site for Patterson, Hennessy: Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface, 5th Edition.

This site contains supplemental materials and other resources to accompany Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface 5e.  Below are descriptions of the content available on this site. To access the content, please click the tabs in the navigation bar to the left.

  • Supplements for the Fourth Edition. If you are still using the Fourth Edition, you can access the supplements for that title by following these links.

  • Historical Perspectives with References.  For each chapter in the text, there is a section devoted to a historical perspective, together with references.

  • Advanced Content. These are full-length sections covering advanced topics. These sections are introduced in each chapter of the text and can be found here.

  • References Appendices.  These appendices are available in PDF and include:

    • Appendix C: Graphics and Computing GPUs

    • Appendix D:  Mapping Control to Hardware

    • Appendix E: A Survey of RISC Architectures for Desktop, Server, and Embedded Computers

  • Glossary.  Terms that are introduced and defined in the text are collected in this searchable PDF document.

  • Index.  A complete index of the text and online content, in a searchable PDF format.

  • Further Reading.  References are organized by the chapter they support in this PDF document.

  • Link to the instructor-only materials. The instructor-only materials, including solutions to all exercises, figures from the text, and lecture slides are available to instructors who register at our textbook Web site.