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by Caxton Croxford Foster


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Series: Computer Science Series. Hardcover: 386 pages. I can't recommend this book to any contemporary student of computer architecture - it's antiquated to the point of being obsolete

Series: Computer Science Series. I can't recommend this book to any contemporary student of computer architecture - it's antiquated to the point of being obsolete. My copy was discarded from a university library. But, if you remember when magnetic bubbles and CCD serial memories were the next big things, it's an interesting walk down memory lane.

Computer architecture. Computer architecture. by. Foster, Caxton . 1929-. New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold. by Caxton C. Foster and Thea Iberall.

Computer Architecture book. Computer Architecture (Computer Science Series). 0442272197 (ISBN13: 9780442272197).

Caxton Croxford Foster. Published by Van Nostrand Reinhold Company (1977). ISBN 10: 0442224346 ISBN 13: 9780442224349.

Foster’s book also details additions to this architecture, eventually becoming INDIGO, an architecture which is rather similar to a PDP-8. Sure, if you are going to really learn computer archtictures, Patterson and Hennessy is probably a better path, but there is something like of pleasing in this archaic trip down memory lane. My pi computing program will percolate in my brain for a bit, and will find implementation on some other evening. Addendum: Hackaday recently posted about Al Williams’ FPGA implementation of an architecture which is based upon Foster’s Blue machine

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Caxton C. Foster, Computer Architecture, John Wiley & Sons, In. New York, NY, 1976. 2. C. Gordon Bell, A. Newell, Computer structures: Readings and examples (McGraw-Hill computer science series), McGraw-Hill Pub. 1971. CITED BY. 5 Citations. Richard T. Thomas, Computer architecture in the computer science curriculum, ACM SIGCSE Bulletin, . ., . 16-120, February 1974. Robert F. Rosin, The significance of microprogramming, ACM SIGARCH Computer Architecture News, . 4-19, June 1977.


Comments: (4)

Madi
This book is a quarter-century old, as of this writing, and the age shows. It dates from a time when, in discussing computer architecture, the authors felt it necessary to explain how a transistor works - a bipolar transistor, since this predates wide use of MOS. Then, with that knowledge in hand, the authors use Mead and Conway design rules to lay out small sample circuits. (BTW, I met Prof. Foster when I took an LSI course based on Mead and Conway.) From there, the authors work their way up to descriptions of some of the common 24- and 48-bit processors of the day, bringing back my own memories of DEC's 36-bit machines. I don't mean to sound sarcastic - although marginally relevant to modern processors, this provides an interesting look back into computing history, as well as a bit of personal nostalgia.

My real reason for hunting this book down is completely up to date, however. I need sample projects for my logic design class, things big enough to be meaningful but modest enough to assign to busy students. Foster's BLUE processor fits the bill beautifully. It has only sixteen instructions, three of which I can ignore. Foster sketches other hypothetical processors, too, but not in enough detail to code in an HDL.

I can't recommend this book to any contemporary student of computer architecture - it's antiquated to the point of being obsolete. (My copy was discarded from a university library.) But, if you remember when magnetic bubbles and CCD serial memories were the next big things, it's an interesting walk down memory lane. And, as I said, old ideas often gain new life when technology changes enough. My students will see the BLUE processor, or something like it.

-- wiredweird
Painshade
This is unquestionably a good book, but it was unscrupulous at best for the seller to picture the third edition and ship the first. (The fine print on the photo says "subsequent edition" but the description of the book itself does not bear _any_ information about which edition is on offer. (I got 1st edition, c.a. 1970)). Since the 2nd edition is probably the most common to encounter this listing could use to be clearer on what they actually have to offer.
Ieslyaenn
This book is a classic for understanding how computers work. It covers how computers work from gates to software. It does show it's age (magnetic drums, core, bubble memory?). Some topics are unusual (self reproducing cellular automata, distributed tessellated processing) but must have been seen as a future direction at the time it was written. It also covers some pretty ancient architecures, but that was one of the reasons I bought the book.
Bladebringer
I was just talking to a friend this morning, and he said "flip-flops" -- a topic I haven't thought about in over 30 years. However, unbidden, the name "Caxton C. Foster" sprang from my lips. I honestly don't remember much about the book, except that I would have read it before 1980 and that it was wonderful enough at the time for me to have memorized the author's name. Having lost the original to a friend who moved away, my recent conversation led me to see if I indeed correctly remembered the author's name. Lo and behold, I find the book still kicking around, with two good reviews. I think I may try to pick up this edition and re-read...
Computer Architecture (Computer science series) download epub
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Author: Caxton Croxford Foster
ISBN: 0442224346
Category: Engineering & Transportation
Subcategory: Engineering
Language: English
Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company; 2nd edition (March 31, 1977)
Pages: 300 pages