The book provides contributors with a medium in which they can explore their subjects in greater depth and breadth than journal articles typically allow.
The articles included in this book will become standard references, with lasting value in this rapidly expanding field.Presents detailed coverage of recent innovations in computer hardware, software, theory, design, and applicationsIncludes in-depth surveys and tutorials on new computer technology pertaining to computing: combinatorial testing, constraint-based testing, and black-box testingWritten by well-known authors and researchers in the fieldIncludes extensive bibliographies with most chaptersPresents volumes devoted to single themes or subfields of computer science
The 12 full and 2 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 53 submissions. The papers cover topics on performance benchmarking and optimization; performance analysis and prediction; and power, energy and checkpointing.
Savvy industry veteran Greg Schulz provides real-world insight, addressing best practices, server, software, storage, networking, and facilities issues concerning any current or next-generation virtual data center that relies on underlying physical infrastructures. Coverage includes:
Energy and data footprint reduction Cloud-based storage and computing Intelligent and adaptive power management Server, storage, and networking virtualization Tiered servers and storage, network, and data centers Energy avoidance and energy efficiency
Many current and emerging technologies can enable a green and efficient virtual data center to support and sustain business growth with a reasonable return on investment. This book presents virtually all critical IT technologies and techniques to discuss the interdependencies that need to be supported to enable a dynamic, energy-efficient, economical, and environmentally-friendly green IT data center. This is a path that every organization must ultimately follow.
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CRC Press is pleased to announce that The Green and Virtual Data Center has been added to Intel Corporation’s Recommended Reading List. Intel’s Recommended Reading program provides technical professionals a simple and handy reference list of what to read to stay abreast of new technologies. Dozens of industry technologists, corporate fellows, and engineers have helped by suggesting books and reviewing the list. This is the most comprehensive reading list available for professional computer developers.
Corresponding to the primary stages in the systems development life cycle, the book divides into eight sections:
Information Gathering and Problem Definition
Project Planning and Project Management
Testing and Implementation
Operation and Maintenance
Eighty-two chapters comprise the book, and each chapter covers a single tool, technique, set of principles, or methodology. The clear, concise narrative, supplemented with numerous illustrations and diagrams, makes the material accessible for readers - effectively outlining new and unfamiliar analysis and design topics.
The topics covered include key concepts from domain-oriented systems development, feature oriented product line software engineering, software architecture for intelligent CAD, fully independent component architecture, interrelationships between requirements engineering and domain engineering, framework development and evolution, knowledge base development for product configuration systems, domain specific repository and reuse for CAI, domain framework based on the three-view model, business process analysis using IDEFO, and the generation of architecture product models.
The book features a "bottom up" computer design approach, based upon the author's thirty years experience in both academe and industry. By combining computer engineering with electrical engineering, the author describes how logic circuits are designed in a CPU. The extensive coverage of a micprogrammed CPU and new processor design features gives the insight of current computer development.
Computer Architecture: Software Aspects, Coding, and Hardware presents a comprehensive review of the subject, from beginner to advanced levels. Topics include:
o Two's complement numbers o Integer overflow
o Exponent overflow and underflow o Looping
o Addressing modes o Indexing
o Subroutine linking o I/O structures
o Memory mapped I/O o Cycle stealing
o Interrupts o Multitasking
o Microprogrammed CPU o Multiplication tree
o Instruction queue o Multimedia instructions
o Instruction cache o Virtual memory
o Data cache o Alpha chip
o Interprocessor communications o Branch prediction
o Speculative loading o Register stack
o JAVA virtual machine o Stack machine principles
The book includes an accompanying CD that includes the majority of circuits highlighted in the text, delivering you hands-on experience in the simulation and observation of circuit functionality. These circuits were designed and tested with a user-friendly Electronics Workbench package (Multisim Textbook Edition) that enables your progression from truth tables onward to more complex designs.
This volume differs from traditional digital design texts by providing a complete design of an AC-based CPU, allowing you to apply digital design directly to computer architecture. The book makes minimal reference to electrical properties and is vendor independent, allowing emphasis on the general design principles.
Notes for the Second Edition
After nearly four years of substantial academic and industrial developments in warehouse-scale computing, we are delighted to present our first major update to this lecture. The increased popularity of public clouds has made WSC software techniques relevant to a larger pool of programmers since our first edition. Therefore, we expanded Chapter 2 to reflect our better understanding of WSC software systems and the toolbox of software techniques for WSC programming. In Chapter 3, we added to our coverage of the evolving landscape of wimpy vs. brawny server trade-offs, and we now present an overview of WSC interconnects and storage systems that was promised but lacking in the original edition. Thanks largely to the help of our new co-author, Google Distinguished Engineer Jimmy Clidaras, the material on facility mechanical and power distribution design has been updated and greatly extended (see Chapters 4 and 5). Chapters 6 and 7 have also been revamped significantly. We hope this revised edition continues to meet the needs of educators and professionals in this area.