Joseph D. Bissell has taught computer engineering, including courses on C and C++, for over 15 years. Currently, he teaches computer architecture, assembly language and embedded systems at the University of Delaware. He was a key contributor to a forthcoming book entitled SPARC Assembly Language and C. His formal education is a bit non-traditional. He holds a Doctor of Dental Science (DDS) from Temple University, a Bachelor of Science in Physiology from University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University.
This is the first general programming book for software application developers targeting the Itanium® processor family.
Programming Itanium-based Systems will help you to harness the power of Intel's new line of very long instruction word (VLIW) processors by providing:
|Code optimization advice, including low-level explanation of what happens under the hood when code is compiled|
|Explanation of ways the application programmer can take advantage of the EPIC architecture's parallelism|
|A thorough treatment of porting applications to the Itanium environment|
|Unique insights into optimization and tuning of Itanium applications - including numerous examples and an extensive case history|
Insight into the effective use of Itanium software development tools
This is the book for you:
|If you want to know how to create, optimize, and tune application software for the Itanium architecture|
|If you are making the transition from 32-bit to 64-bit addressing|
If you are buying your first, perhaps your only, book on the Itanium family of processors
You can find additional detailed information about the architecture in a companion book from Intel Press, Itanium Architecture for Software Developers.