Welcome to the Companion Site for Hennessy, Patterson: Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach, 5th Edition.

This site contains supplemental materials and other resources to accompany Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach, Fifth Edition.  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.

  • Reference Appendices.  These appendices—some guest authored by subject experts—cover a range of topics, including specific architectures, embedded systems, and application-specific processors. They are available in PDF and include:

    • Appendix D: Storage Systems

    • Appendix E: Embedded Systems by Thomas M. Conte

    • Appendix F: Interconnection Networks updated by Timothy M. Pinkston and José Duato

    • Appendix G: Vector Processors by Krste Asanovic

    • Appendix H: Hardware and Software for VLIW and EPIC

    • Appendix I: Large-Scale Multiprocessors and Scientific Applications

    • Appendix J: Computer Arithmetic by David Goldberg

    • Appendix K: Survey of Instruction Set Architectures

  • Historical Perspectives with References.  Appendix L includes several sections exploring the key ideas presented in each of the chapters. References for further reading are also provided.

  • Lecture Slides. Lecture slides in PowerPoint (PPT) format are provided. These slides, developed by Jason Bakos of the University of South Carolina, are designed to follow the progression of topics found in the printed text, covering the key learning points of each section. This is available to instructors who register at http://textbooks.elsevier.com/web/manuals.aspx?isbn=9780123838728

  • Figures from the Text. All figures from the text are available for download in PowerPoint (PPT), Acrobat (PDF), and Encapsulated Postscript (EPS) formats.

  • Sample Chapters. The full Table of Contents, Preface, and a sample chapter are available for download and review.

  • Links to Related Resources on the Web. Links to related resources are available here. This section will be expanded on an ongoing basis. If you would like to include links to related materials that you’ve created for your own course, please contact Nate McFadden (n.mcfadden@elsevier.com).

  • Link to the Instructor-only Materials. The instructor-only materials, including solutions to all case studies and exercises, are available to instructors who register at http://textbooks.elsevier.com/web/manuals.aspx?isbn=9780123838728.