Computer Organization and Design

“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: RISC-V 5th
Pages: 676
Price on Amazon: $65
ISBN-13: 978-0128122754
Publisher: Elsevier

Likely the most popular undergraduate textbook in computer architecture now has a version using RISC-V.

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!