What's new in the third edition, revised printing? The same great book gets better! This revised printing features all of the original content along with these additional features: Appendix A (Assemblers, Linkers, and the SPIM Simulator) has been moved from the CD-ROM into the printed book as well as corrections and bug fixes. Third edition features the following new pedagogical features. Understanding Program Performance - analyzes key performance issues from the programmer's perspective. Check Yourself Questions - helps students assess their understanding of key points of a section. Computers In the Real World - illustrates the diversity of applications of computing technology beyond traditional desktop and servers. For More Practice - provides students with additional problems they can tackle.