This is a list of books connected with the course. The main course text is Hennessy and Patterson, see below. Make sure you get their advanced book, not Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface, which is their more introductory book (it's a perfectly good book but you should already have covered most of it).
2nd Edition Hardcover, 760 pages Published by Morgan Kaufman Publishers Publication date: January 1996
See also the home page for Patterson's course at Berkeley, based on this book here
August 1998 1100 pages cloth $89.95 ISBN 1-55860-343-3 Book's home page: http://www.mkp.com/books_catalog/catalog.asp?ISBN=1-55860-343-3
This is the best source for the parallel architecture material in the course, where Hennessy and Patterson don't go far enough. It's also good on motivating parallel architecture issues from the requirements of parallel applications software.
Paperback Published by Morgan Kaufman Publishers Publication date: October 1996 ISBN: 1558604065
An alternative treatment of much the same material.
Hardcover, 640 pages Published by Addison-Wesley Pub Co Publication date: August 1, 1997
Hardcover Published by Addison-Wesley Pub Co Publication date: June 1995 ISBN: 0805327304
This is the definitive book for understanding the techniques by which a compiler can understand the dependence structure of a program, restructure it to improve cache or pipeline behaviour, and vectorise or parallelise it.
Hardcover Published by Kluwer Academic Pub Publication date: April 1994
Hardcover, 194 pages Published by John Wiley & Sons Publication date: February 1, 1991 ISBN: 0470217030
Hardcover Published by Benjamin/Cummings Publication date: January 1994 ISBN: 0805331700
Hardcover Published by Morgan Kaufman Publishers Publication date: May 1994 ISBN: 1558602534
See book's home page
See on-line copy
A collaborative attempt to produce an on-line introduction to the emerging discipline of Computational Science. The Computer Science material is highly simplified. The case studies are quite interesting.
This is an annual conference; the proceedings is published by ACM's SIGARCH (special interest group on computer architecture) and appears as a special issue of the ACM SIGARCH newsletter Computer Architecture News. See the ACM web pages.