Electrical and Information Technology

Faculty of Engineering LTH | Lund University


EITF20 Computer Architecture, 2019/2020

Reference book:

John Hennessy & David Patterson, “Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach”, 5th edition, 2011, ISBN 978-8178672663.

Online companion material:



John Hennessy & David Patterson, “Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach”, 6th edition, Kaufmann, 2017, ISBN 978-0128119051.

Online companion material:



 Additional reading:

It is a good idea to read the more basic book below (this edition or one of its variants) from the same authors as above, if you feel you need some brushing up:

David Patterson & John Hennessy, “Computer Organization and Design RISC-V Edition: The Hardware Software Interface”, 2017, ISBN 978-0128122754.

Online companion material:



Mapping guide:

Mapping between the 4th, 5th and 6th editions of the excellent Hennessy-Patterson's Computer Architecture : A Quantitative Approach (HP):


HP 4th HP 5th HP 6th
Chapter 1 Chapter 1  Chapter 1 
Appendix B Appendix A Appendix A  
Appendix A Appendix C  Appendix C   
Chapter 2 Chapter 3  Chapter 3  
Chapter 3.1-3.4 Chapter 3.10 

Chapter 3.1-3.3, 3.13 

(no direct mapping) 

Appendix C Appendix B  Appendix B  
Chapter 5 Chapter 2  Chapter 2   
Chapter 5.6 Chapter 2.6  Chapter 2.6  
Chapter 6 Appendix D  Appendix D  
Apendix D Appendix E  Appendix E   

Reading the appndices for a quick review of the material is highly recommended.

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