Systems Architecture

Author: Stephen D. Burd

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0538475331

Category: Computers

Page: 672

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Systems Architecture, Sixth Edition, is the most comprehensive introduction to information systems hardware and software in business. This new edition remains an indispensable tool for IS students, emphasizing a managerial, broad systems perspective for a holistic approach to systems architecture. Each chapter has been updated thoroughly to reflect the changing nature of new technologies, and all end-of-chapter material has been enhanced and expanded. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Software Systems Architecture

Working with Stakeholders Using Viewpoints and Perspectives

Author: Nick Rozanski,Eoin Woods

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 032171833X

Category: Computers

Page: 678

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Software Systems Architecture, Second Edition is a highly regarded, practitioner-oriented guide to designing and implementing effective architectures for information systems. It is both a readily accessible introduction to software architecture and an invaluable handbook of well-established best practices. With this book you will learn how to Design and communicate an architecture that reflects and balances the different needs of its stakeholders Focus on architecturally significant aspects of design, including frequently overlooked areas such as performance, resilience, and location Use scenarios and patterns to drive the creation and validation of your architecture Document your architecture as a set of related views Reflecting new standards and developments in the field, this new edition extends and updates much of the content, and Adds a “system context viewpoint” that documents the system's interactions with its environment Expands the discussion of architectural principles, showing how they can be used to provide traceability and rationale for architectural decisions Explains how agile development and architecture can work together Positions requirements and architecture activities in the project context Presents a new lightweight method for architectural validation Whether you are an aspiring or practicing software architect, you will find yourself referring repeatedly to the practical advice in this book throughout the lifecycle of your projects. A supporting Web site containing further information can be found at www.viewpoints-and-perspectives.info.
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Advances in Computer Systems Architecture

10th Asia-Pacific Conference, ACSAC 2005, Singapore, October 24-26, 2005, Proceedings

Author: Thambipillai Srikanthan,Jingling Xue

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540296430

Category: Computers

Page: 833

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th Asia-Pacific Computer Systems Architecture Conference, ACSAC 2005, held in Singapore in October 2005. The 65 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 173 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on energy efficient and power aware techniques, methodologies and architectures for application-specific systems, processor architectures and microarchitectures, high-reliability and fault-tolerant architectures, compiler and OS for emerging architectures, data value predictions, reconfigurable computing systems and polymorphic architectures, interconnect networks and network interfaces, parallel architectures and computation models, hardware-software partitioning, verification, and testing of complex architectures, architectures for secured computing, simulation and performance evaluation, architectures for emerging technologies and applications, and memory systems hierarchy and management.
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Advances in Computer Systems Architecture

11th Asia-Pacific Conference, ACSAC 2006, Shanghai, China, September 6-8, 2006, Proceedings

Author: Chris Jesshope

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540400567

Category: Computers

Page: 605

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On behalf of all of the people involved in the program selection, the program committee members as well as numerous other reviewers, we are both relieved and pleased to present you with the proceedings of the 2006 Asia-Pacific Computer Systems Architecture Conference (ACSAC 2006), which is being hosted in Shanghai on September 6–8, 2006. This is the 11th in a series of conferences, which started life in Australia, as the computer architecture component of the Australian Computer Science Week. In 1999 it ventured away from its roots for the first time, and the fourth Australasian Computer Architecture Conference was held in the beautiful city of Sails (Auckland, New Zealand). Perhaps it was because of a lack of any other computer architecture conference in Asia or just the attraction of traveling to the Southern Hemisphere but the conference became increasingly international during the subsequent three years and also changed its name to include Computer Systems Architecture, reflecting more the scope of the conference, which embraces both architectural and systems issues. In 2003, the conference again ventured offshore to reflect its constituency and since then has been held in Japan in the beautiful city of Aizu-Wakamatsu, followed by Beijing and Singapore. This year it again returns to China and next year will move to Korea for the first time, where it will be organized by the Korea University.
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Advances in Computer Systems Architecture

8th Asia-Pacific Conference, ACSAC 2003, Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan, September 23-26, 2003, Proceedings

Author: Amos Omondi,Japan) ACSAC 2003 (2003 : Aizuwakamatsu-shi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 354020122X

Category: Computers

Page: 407

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th Asia-Pacific Computer Systems Architecture Conference, ACSAC 2003, held in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan in September 2003. The 23 revised full papers presented together with 8 invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 30 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on processor architectures and innovative microarchitectures, parallel computer architectures and computation models, reconfigurable architectures, computer arithmetic, cache and memory architectures, and interconnection networks and network interfaces.
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Computer Systems Architecture

A Networking Approach

Author: Rob Williams

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780321340795

Category: Computers

Page: 730

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The first Computer Architecture text to recognize that computers are now predinantly used in a networking environment, fully updated to include new technologies and with an all new chapter on Distributed Computing.
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Software and Systems Architecture in Action

Author: Raghvinder S. Sangwan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498759947

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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Modern-day projects require software and systems engineers to work together in realizing architectures of large and complex software-intensive systems. To date, the two have used their own tools and methods to deal with similar issues when it comes to the requirements, design, testing, maintenance, and evolution of these architectures. Software and Systems Architecture in Action explores practices that can be helpful in the development of architectures of large-scale systems in which software is a major component. Examining the synergies that exist between the disciplines of software and systems engineering, it presents concepts, techniques, and methods for creating and documenting architectures. The book describes an approach to architecture design that is driven from systemic quality attributes determined from both the business and technical goals of the system, rather than just its functional requirements. This architecture-centric design approach utilizes analytically derived patterns and tactics for quality attributes that inform the architect’s design choices and help shape the architecture of a given system. The book includes coverage of techniques used to assess the impact of architecture-centric design on the structural complexity of a system. After reading the book, you will understand how to create architectures of systems and assess their ability to meet the business goals of your organization. Ideal for anyone involved with large and complex software-intensive systems, the book details powerful methods for engaging the software and systems engineers on your team. The book is also suitable for use in undergraduate and graduate-level courses on software and systems architecture as it exposes students to the concepts and techniques used to create and manage architectures of software-intensive systems.
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Embedded Systems Architecture

A Comprehensive Guide for Engineers and Programmers

Author: Tammy Noergaard

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0123821975

Category: Computers

Page: 672

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Embedded Systems Architecture is a practical and technical guide to understanding the components that make up an embedded system’s architecture. This book is perfect for those starting out as technical professionals such as engineers, programmers and designers of embedded systems; and also for students of computer science, computer engineering and electrical engineering. It gives a much-needed ‘big picture’ for recently graduated engineers grappling with understanding the design of real-world systems for the first time, and provides professionals with a systems-level picture of the key elements that can go into an embedded design, providing a firm foundation on which to build their skills. Real-world approach to the fundamentals, as well as the design and architecture process, makes this book a popular reference for the daunted or the inexperienced: if in doubt, the answer is in here! Fully updated with new coverage of FPGAs, testing, middleware and the latest programming techniques in C, plus complete source code and sample code, reference designs and tools online make this the complete package Visit the companion web site at http://booksite.elsevier.com/9780123821966/ for source code, design examples, data sheets and more A true introductory book, provides a comprehensive get up and running reference for those new to the field, and updating skills: assumes no prior knowledge beyond undergrad level electrical engineering Addresses the needs of practicing engineers, enabling it to get to the point more directly, and cover more ground. Covers hardware, software and middleware in a single volume Includes a library of design examples and design tools, plus a complete set of source code and embedded systems design tutorial materials from companion website
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Distributed Systems Architecture

A Middleware Approach

Author: Arno Puder,Kay Römer,Frank Pilhofer

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080454704

Category: Computers

Page: 344

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Middleware is the bridge that connects distributed applications across different physical locations, with different hardware platforms, network technologies, operating systems, and programming languages. This book describes middleware from two different perspectives: from the viewpoint of the systems programmer and from the viewpoint of the applications programmer. It focuses on the use of open source solutions for creating middleware and the tools for developing distributed applications. The design principles presented are universal and apply to all middleware platforms, including CORBA and Web Services. The authors have created an open-source implementation of CORBA, called MICO, which is freely available on the web. MICO is one of the most successful of all open source projects and is widely used by demanding companies and institutions, and has also been adopted by many in the Linux community. * Provides a comprehensive look at the architecture and design of middleware the bridge that connects distributed software applications * Includes a complete, commercial-quality open source middleware system written in C++ * Describes the theory of the middleware standard CORBA as well as how to implement a design using open source techniques
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Information Systems Architecture and Technology: Proceedings of 36th International Conference on Information Systems Architecture and Technology – ISAT 2015 –

Author: Leszek Borzemski,Adam Grzech,Paweł Swiątek,Zofia Wilimowska

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319285556

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 239

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This four volume set of books constitutes the proceedings of the 36th International Conference Information Systems Architecture and Technology 2015, or ISAT 2015 for short, held on September 20–22, 2015 in Karpacz, Poland. The conference was organized by the Computer Science and Management Systems Departments, Faculty of Computer Science and Management, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland. The papers included in the proceedings have been subject to a thorough review process by highly qualified peer reviewers. The accepted papers have been grouped into four parts: Part I—addressing topics including, but not limited to, systems analysis and modeling, methods for managing complex planning environment and insights from Big Data research projects. Part II—discoursing about topics including, but not limited to, Web systems, computer networks, distributed computing, and multi-agent systems and Internet of Things. Part III—discussing topics including, but not limited to, mobile and Service Oriented Architecture systems, high performance computing, cloud computing, knowledge discovery, data mining and knowledge based management. Part IV—dealing with topics including, but not limited to, finance, logistics and market problems, and artificial intelligence methods.
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AGP System Architecture

Author: Dave Dzatko,Tom Shanley,MindShare, Inc

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780201700695

Category: Computers

Page: 373

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The Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) interface is a platform bus specification that enables high-performance graphics capabilities, 3-D, and video-over networks as well as on individual PCs. This book provides an overview of the technology, a detailed description of the specification, a discussion of AGP Pro, and a tutorial for mastering AGP.
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Modeling Telecom Networks and Systems Architecture

Conceptual Tools and Formal Methods

Author: Thomas Muth

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642568459

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 450

View: 6317

The book outlines Sysnet Modelling, a method for modelling systems architecture. The method is particularly well suited for telecom networks and systems, although a large part of it may be used in a wider context.
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REST in Practice

Hypermedia and Systems Architecture

Author: Jim Webber,Savas Parastatidis,Ian Robinson

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596805829

Category: Computers

Page: 428

View: 9488

REST continues to gain momentum as the best method for building Web services, and this down-to-earth book delivers techniques and examples that show how to design and implement integration solutions using the REST architectural style.
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Computer Systems Architecture

Author: Aharon Yadin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315355922

Category: Computers

Page: 467

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Computer Systems Architecture provides IT professionals and students with the necessary understanding of computer hardware. It addresses the ongoing issues related to computer hardware and discusses the solutions supplied by the industry. The book describes trends in computing solutions that led to the current available infrastructures, tracing the initial need for computers to recent concepts such as the Internet of Things. It covers computers’ data representation, explains how computer architecture and its underlying meaning changed over the years, and examines the implementations and performance enhancements of the central processing unit (CPU). It then discusses the organization, hierarchy, and performance considerations of computer memory as applied by the operating system and illustrates how cache memory significantly improves performance. The author proceeds to explore the bus system, algorithms for ensuring data integrity, input and output (I/O) components, methods for performing I/O, various aspects relevant to software engineering, and nonvolatile storage devices, such as hard drives and technologies for enhancing performance and reliability. He also describes virtualization and cloud computing and the emergence of software-based systems’ architectures. Accessible to software engineers and developers as well as students in IT disciplines, this book enhances readers’ understanding of the hardware infrastructure used in software engineering projects. It enables readers to better optimize system usage by focusing on the principles used in hardware systems design and the methods for enhancing performance.
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Model-Based System Architecture

Author: Tim Weilkiens,Jesko G. Lamm,Stephan Roth,Markus Walker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118893646

Category: Computers

Page: 400

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Presents modeling approaches that can be performed in SysML and other modeling languages This book combines the emerging discipline of systems architecting with model-based approaches using SysML. The early chapters of the book provide the fundamentals of systems architecting; discussing what systems architecting entails and how it benefits systems engineering. Model-based systems engineering is then defined, and its capabilities to develop complex systems on time and in a feasible quality are discussed. The remainder of the book covers important topics such as: architecture descriptions; architecture patterns; perspectives, viewpoints, views and their relation to system architecture; the roles of a system architect, their team, and stakeholders; systems architecting processes; agile approaches to systems architecting; variant modeling techniques; architecture frameworks; and architecture assessment. The book's organization allows experts to read the chapters out of sequence. Novices can read the chapters sequentially to gain a systematic introduction to system architecting. Model-Based System Architecture: Provides comprehensive coverage of the Functional Architecture for Systems (FAS) method created by the authors and based on common MBSE practices Covers architecture frameworks, including the System of Systems, Zachman Frameworks, TOGAF®, and more Includes a consistent example system, the “Virtual Museum Tour” system, that allows the authors to demonstrate the systems architecting concepts covered in the book Model-Based System Architecture is a comprehensive reference for system architects and systems engineers in technology companies. This book will also serve as a reference to students and researchers interested in functional architectures. Tim Weilkiens is the CEO at the German consultancy oose Innovative Informatik and co-author of the SysML specification. He has introduced model-based systems engineering to a variety of industry sectors. He is author of several books about modeling and the MBSE methodology SYSMOD. Jesko G. Lamm is a Senior Systems Engineer at Bernafon, a Swiss manufacturer for hearing instruments. With Tim Weilkiens, Jesko G. Lamm founded the Functional Architectures working group of the German chapter of INCOSE. Stephan Roth is a coach, consultant, and trainer for systems and software engineering at the German consultancy oose Innovative Informatik. He is a state-certified technical assistant for computer science from Physikalisch-Technische Lehranstalt (PTL) Wedel and a certified systems engineer (GfSE)®- Level C. Markus Walker works at Schindler Elevator in the research and development division as elevator system architect. He is an INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) and is engaged in the committee of the Swiss chapter of INCOSE.
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Computer Systems Architecture

Author: Robert M. Newman,Elena Gaura,Dominic Hibbs

Publisher: Lexden Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781904995098

Category: Computers

Page: 143

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This practical and informative publication has been designed for students on introductory computer architecture courses as part of a computer science related degree. Different institutions take a different view of what range of hardware or architectural issues should be covered in the first year of a degree course, but it is a topic area included in most courses. These courses and modules have a variety of titles including: Computer Architecture, Computer Systems, Computer Platforms and Computing Machines. The book is a clear and concise introduction to the subject, and will help students get to grips with difficult concepts, and understand how they are likely to be assessed. Key features include: learning outcomes for each chapter; explanations of key concepts; advice on exams and assessments; tips on common mistakes and how to avoid them.
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Advances in Computer Systems Architecture

12th Asia-Pacific Conference, ACSAC 2007, Seoul, Korea, August 23-25, 2007, Proceedings

Author: Lynn Choi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540743081

Category: Computers

Page: 400

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On behalf of the program and organizing committee members of this conference, we th are pleased to present you with the proceedings of the 12 Asia-Pacific Computer Systems Architecture Conference (ACSAC 2007), which was hosted in Seoul, Korea on August 23-25, 2007. This conference has traditionally been a forum for leading researchers in the Asian, American and Oceanian regions to share recent progress and the latest results in both architectural and system issues. In the past few years the c- ference has become more international in the sense that the geographic origin of p- ticipants has become broader to include researchers from all around the world, incl- ing Europe and the Middle East. This year, we received 92 paper submissions. Each submission was reviewed by at least three primary reviewers along with up to three secondary reviewers. The total number of completed reviews reached 333, giving each submission 3.6 reviews on average. All the reviews were carefully examined during the paper selection process, and finally 26 papers were accepted, resulting in an acceptance rate of about 28%. The selected papers encompass a wide range of topics, with much emphasis on hardware and software techniques for state-of-the-art multicore and multithreaded architectures.
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ISA System Architecture

Author: Tom Shanley,Don Anderson,John Swindle,MindShare, Inc

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780201409963

Category: Computers

Page: 515

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An invaluable tool and reference on ISA architecture and time reading it is time well spent. You might just end up wondering how you ever got along without it! -David Greenberg, Dell Computer Corporation ISA System Architecture describes the hardware architecture of ISA (Industry Standard Architecture), providing a clear, concise explanation of an ISA system in detail. The authors provide a comprehensive treatment of the bus including: bus cycles addressing I/O RAM, ROM, and cache memory cache architectures decode and reset logic interrupts system kernel bus mastering DMA RTC and configuration RAM If you design or test hardware or software that involves ISA, ISA System Architecture is an essential, time-saving tool. The PC System Architecture Series is a crisply written and comprehensive set of guides to the most important PC hardware standards. Each title explains from a programmers perspective the architecture, features, and operations of systems built using one particular type of chip or hardware specification.
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Haptic Systems Architecture Modeling

Author: Anton Weber,Schahram Dustdar

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783709107553

Category: Computers

Page: 124

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The present work showcases a novel approach to modeling systems architectures by utilizing Lego bricks and RFID technology. The presented solution can be used by systems and software architects to communicate their design decisions with other stakeholders in the developments process such as customers and managers involved. The software provided in this book helps to get a concrete tool showing how the approach can be applied. If the reader is interested in experimenting with this approach, they will need to purchase LEGO © blocks and the required RFID technology needed for this.
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PCI System Architecture

Author: Don Anderson,Tom Shanley,MindShare, Inc

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780201309744

Category: Computers

Page: 787

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With 24,000 copies of the third edition sold worldwide, "PCI System Architecture" has established itself as an essential training tool for the PCI industry. This new fourth edition describes revision 2.2 of the Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) bus specification.
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