Peter Wolcott. Soviet Advanced Technology: the Case of Highperformance Computing. 1993.

Dissertation work on philosophy, performed at the University of Arizona. The work is devoted to the study of technological innovation and organizational change, as well as research and development of advanced technologies in the period of industrialization, World War II and the Cold War in the Soviet Union in terms of strict economic regulation by the state. Download PDF.


S.Goodman, P.Wolcott, G.Burkhart. Building on the Basics: an Examination of High-Performance Computing Export Control Policy in the 1990s. A Report of the Center for International Security and Arms Control. Stanford University. November 1995.

In work presents the results of studies of export control regime of high-performance computers in the United States, the impossibility of effective export controls and defines the limits of manageability. The U.S. government uses increased control of exports of high-performance computers in order to improve national security. Download PDF.


High Performance Computers and Export Control Policy: Issues for CongressCRS Report for Congress.  May, 2005

The report discusses the changes administration law on the export of computer technology. Arguments are ineffective restrictions, described the consequences for national security, as well as the impact on U.S. commercial interests. Download PDF.


 A.Toomsalu. Microprocessor Systems I. Microprocessor Systems Architecture. Lecture Notes. Tallinn University of Technology.

Lectures are rich diagrams and illustrations and are devoted to the architecture of microprocessor systems. Architecture is an iterative search for possible structures at all levels of the microprocessor system. Download PDF.


J.A.Fisher, P.Faraboschi, C.Young. Embedded Computing: A VLIW Approach to Architecture, Compilers, and Tools.

There is little doubt that embedded computing is the new frontier of computer research. There is also a consensus that VLIW technology is extremely powerful in this domain. Download PDF.


J.L.Hennessy, D.A.Patterson. Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach. 

This is an excellent cours book on all aspects: great ideas and methods are disclosed that define the art of organizing computer and design, and provides a comprehensive coverage of the topic. Download PDF.


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Download Appendix D: Embedded Systems.

Download Appendix E: Interconnection Networks.

Download Appendix F: Vector Processors.

Download Appendix G: Hardware and Software for VLIW and EPICO.

Download Appendix H: Large-Scale Multiprocessors and Scientific Applications.

Download Appendix I: Computer Arithmetic.

Download Appendix J: Survey of Instruction Set Architectures.

Download Appendix K: Historical Perspectives and References.