System Architecture

An Ordinary Engineering Discipline

  • Wolfgang J. Paul
  • Christoph Baumann
  • Petro Lutsyk
  • Sabine Schmaltz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Wolfgang J. Paul, Christoph Baumann, Petro Lutsyk, Sabine Schmaltz
    Pages 1-6
  3. Wolfgang J. Paul, Christoph Baumann, Petro Lutsyk, Sabine Schmaltz
    Pages 7-14
  4. Wolfgang J. Paul, Christoph Baumann, Petro Lutsyk, Sabine Schmaltz
    Pages 15-31
  5. Wolfgang J. Paul, Christoph Baumann, Petro Lutsyk, Sabine Schmaltz
    Pages 33-50
  6. Wolfgang J. Paul, Christoph Baumann, Petro Lutsyk, Sabine Schmaltz
    Pages 51-69
  7. Wolfgang J. Paul, Christoph Baumann, Petro Lutsyk, Sabine Schmaltz
    Pages 71-80
  8. Wolfgang J. Paul, Christoph Baumann, Petro Lutsyk, Sabine Schmaltz
    Pages 81-107
  9. Wolfgang J. Paul, Christoph Baumann, Petro Lutsyk, Sabine Schmaltz
    Pages 109-144
  10. Wolfgang J. Paul, Christoph Baumann, Petro Lutsyk, Sabine Schmaltz
    Pages 145-157
  11. Wolfgang J. Paul, Christoph Baumann, Petro Lutsyk, Sabine Schmaltz
    Pages 159-178
  12. Wolfgang J. Paul, Christoph Baumann, Petro Lutsyk, Sabine Schmaltz
    Pages 179-252
  13. Wolfgang J. Paul, Christoph Baumann, Petro Lutsyk, Sabine Schmaltz
    Pages 253-331
  14. Wolfgang J. Paul, Christoph Baumann, Petro Lutsyk, Sabine Schmaltz
    Pages 333-374
  15. Wolfgang J. Paul, Christoph Baumann, Petro Lutsyk, Sabine Schmaltz
    Pages 375-427
  16. Wolfgang J. Paul, Christoph Baumann, Petro Lutsyk, Sabine Schmaltz, Jonas Oberhauser
    Pages 429-501
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 503-512

About this book

Introduction

The pillars of the bridge on the cover of this book date from the Roman Empire and they are in daily use today, an example of conventional engineering at its best. Modern commodity operating systems are examples of current system programming at its best, with bugs discovered and fixed on a weekly or monthly basis. This book addresses the question of whether it is possible to construct computer systems that are as stable as Roman designs.

The authors successively introduce and explain specifications, constructions and correctness proofs of a simple MIPS processor; a simple compiler for a C dialect; an extension of the compiler handling C with inline assembly, interrupts and devices; and the virtualization layer of a small operating system kernel. A theme of the book is presenting system architecture design as a formal discipline, and in keeping with this the authors rely on mathematics for conciseness and precision of arguments to an extent common in other engineering fields.

This textbook is based on the authors' teaching and practical experience, and it is appropriate for undergraduate students of electronics engineering and computer science. All chapters are supported with exercises and examples.

Keywords

Microprocessor Design Computer Hardware RAM (Read-Only Memory) Arithmetic Circuit Assembler Language Context-Free Grammar (CFG) C0 Language Compilers Operating System Kernel Multicore MIPS Processor (Microprocessor without IPS) CVM (Communicating Virtual Machine)

Authors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang J. Paul
    • 1
  • Christoph Baumann
    • 2
  • Petro Lutsyk
    • 3
  • Sabine Schmaltz
    • 4
  1. 1.FR 6.1 InformatikUniversität des SaarlandesSaarbrückenGermany
  2. 2.School of Computer Science and CommunicationKTH Royal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden
  3. 3.FR 6.1 InformatikUniversität des SaarlandesSaarbrückenGermany
  4. 4.FR 6.1 InformatikUniversität des SaarlandesSaarbrückenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43065-2
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-43064-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-43065-2
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