Computer Programming and Architecture -- The VAX-11.
Digital Press (DEC) 1980 stated first printing; 407 pages, Index, appendices; ISBN 0-932376-07-X.
Condition: Very Good+ light gray hardcover in Very Good dustjacket and clear protective dustjacket cover. Binding is tight, pages clean & unmarked.
Keywords: VAX-11, DEC Digital Equipment Corporation, computers in the 1980s, VMS architecture, assembly language programming
Categories: 1980's computers and computing, Computers and Society, Databooks, Handbooks, Manuals, DEC (Digital Equipment Corporation), Minicomputers, Programming and Programming Languages, Assembly and Machine Language
See all items by Henry M. Levy, Richard H. Eckhouse Jr
Item DescriptionCONTENTS - THE USER ARCHITECTURE - arch. & implementation; Computer Structures & Elementary VAX-11 Programming; using Assembly language etc; Instruction & Addressing Fundamentals - VAX-11 instruction characteristics, etc; More Advanced Programming Techniques - jump, case statements, loop, stack, subroutines & procedures, fast linkages, recursion, macros etc; Data-Types & Data Structures; Comparative Architectures - IBM System 360/370 Instruction Set Architecture; The Control Data Cyber Series Architecture; The IBM Series 1 Instruction Set Architecture; more;
THE SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE - Physical Input & Output - high speed devices, magnetic disks, tape etc; console & floppy; low speed devices, line printer, terminal multiplexing; The Support of an Operating system - sharing, access modes, switching etc; VAX-11 Memory Management - structure, page tables, address space regions, I/O handling;
Structure of VAX-11 Operating system - VMS; The Operating System Interface - user-level interface, the command language, file conventions, manipulative commands, informational commands, extending the command language; program development software, editor linker, debugging etc; VMS system services, mailboxes, event flags, combining interprocess communication mechanisms etc;
The Efficient Implementation of an Architecture - choice of memory, cache memory on the VAX-11, buffer, evolution of the VAX architecture, the family concept, etc. APPENDICES - VAX-11 Instruction set description; VAX/VMS terminal input/output routines. Bibliography, Index, chapter summaries, exercises and references at ends of each chapter.