Computer Organization and Design, 2nd Edition

“Patterson and Hennessy brilliantly address the issues in the ever changing computer hardware architecture.”
Professor Jae Oh, Syracuse

Authors: David Patterson & John Hennessy
Availability: Now
Edition: 2nd
Pages: 736
Price on Amazon: $95
ISBN-13: 978-0128203316
Publisher: Morgan Kaufman

Likely the most popular undergraduate textbook in computer architecture now has a version using RISC-V. Computer Organization and Design RISC-V Edition: The Hardware Software Interface, Second Edition, the award-winning textbook from Patterson and Hennessy that is used by more than 40,000 students per year, continues to present the most comprehensive and readable introduction to this core computer science topic.

Also: the previous edition is still available on Amazon.

The RISC-V Reader: An Open Architecture Atlas

“I like RISC-V and this book as they are elegant—brief, to the point, and complete.”
C. Gordon Bell, Designer of the PDP-11 and VAX-11 instruction set architectures

A slim introduction and reference to RISC-V for students and embedded systems programmers. It has one chapter per RV instruction extension, 50 pages of instruction definitions, a reference (“green”) card, and code comparisons to ARM, MIPS, & x86.

The RISC-V Reader is also available in Chinese (free PDF), Japanese (¥3,240), Portuguese (free PDF) and Spanish (free PDF).

Authors: David Patterson & Andrew Waterman
Availability: September 10, 2017
Edition: Beta
Pages: 192
Price on Amazon: $19.99
ISBN-13: 978-0999249116
Publisher: Strawberry Canyon


Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach

“Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach is a classic that, like fine wine,
just keeps getting better.”
James Hamilton, Amazon Web Services

The leading graduate course/ professional book in computer architecture will use RISC-V in its sixth edition. All chapters were updated plus a new one added on Domain Specific Architecture, e.g., the Google TPU.

Authors: John Hennessy & David Patterson
Availability: December 15, 2017
Edition: 6th
Pages: ~900
Price on Amazon: $90
ISBN-13: 978-0128119051
Publisher: Elsevier

Now also available in Japanese!