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Computer Architecture, 5th Edition by David A. Patterson, John L. Hennessy

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Wafers
example, 31
integrated circuit cost trends, 28–32
Wafer yield
chip costs, 32
definition, 30
Waiting line, definition, D-24
Wait time, shared-media networks, F-23
Wallace tree
example, J-53, J-53
historical background, J-63
Wall-clock time
execution time, 36
scientific applications on parallel processors, I-33
Warehouse-scale computers (WSCs)
Amazon Web Services, 456–461
basic concept, 432
characteristics, 8
cloud computing, 455–461
cloud computing providers, 471–472
cluster history, L-72 to L-73
computer architecture
array switch, 443
basic considerations, 441–442
memory hierarchy, 443, 443–446, 444
storage, 442–443
as computer class, 5
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