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With updated examples, references, and end-of-chapter problems, the fourth edition of Computer Organization, Design, and Architecture features revised and expanded discussions that reflect the current advances in architecture, memory, and devices. Reorganized into three sections-organization, design, and architecture-this text provides coverage of new topics such as instruction set and assembly language architecture levels, memory system hierarchy, storage devices including IDE and SCSI disks, subroutines and macros, program linking, bus standards, pipelines, and prefetching as well as shared-memory and message-passing architectures. This edition also offers a solutions manual for qualifying instructors.