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IEEE Computational Science and Engineering

Issue 1 • Jan.-March 1997

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  • New books

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):83 - 84
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  • Distributed MEMS: new challenges for computation

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):12 - 16
    Cited by:  Papers (11)  |  Patents (2)
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    How do you program a cloud of dust? That is just one computational challenge posed by MEMS, a technology in which multitudes of interacting tiny machines can add computational behavior to materials and the environment in an embedded, massively distributed fashion. Microelectromechanical systems, or MEMS, are an emerging set of technologies that make it possible to miniaturize and mass produce larg... View full abstract»

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  • Emulating shared memory to simplify distributed-memory programming

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):55 - 62
    Cited by:  Papers (8)
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    A system called Network Distributed Global Memory simplifies parallel computing in a distributed memory environment by allowing processors to be programmed as though they had shared memory. NDGM manages message passing; applications perform puts and gets to a virtual buffer. Porting a 3D fluid dynamics code to NDGM was much easier than writing an explicit message passing version View full abstract»

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  • SCCM Advice: student-run math consulting at Stanford

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):7 - 9
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    SCCM Advice is a free consulting service run by the Program in Scientific Computing and Computational Mathematics (SCCM) at Stanford University in California (US). Advice was started in the fall of 1995 by a senior graduate student who wanted to provide a source of information on numerical analysis and applied mathematics for the Stanford community. The service is now led by four graduate students... View full abstract»

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  • Distributed edge detection: issues and implementations

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):72 - 82
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    The article presents experiments in parallelizing an edge detection algorithm on three representative message passing architectures-a low cost, heterogeneous PVM network, an Intel iPSC/860 hypercube, and a CM-5 massively parallel multicomputer. These experiments provide insight into implementation and performance issues for image processing applications View full abstract»

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  • Developing infrastructure to mass-produce MEMS

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):49 - 54
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (8)
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    Though microelectromechanical systems are often made from silicon, the existing semiconductor technology base faces numerous challenges to meet the special requirements of fabricating MEMS devices. To realize economies of scale, seven aspects of MEMS manufacturing infrastructure must be improved: computer aided design and simulation; lithography; etching; parametric testing; functional testing; pa... View full abstract»

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  • Computational methods for design and control of MEMS micromanipulator arrays

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):17 - 29
    Cited by:  Papers (24)  |  Patents (13)
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    As improvements in fabrication technology for microelectromechanical systems, or MEMS, increase the availability and diversity of these micromachines, engineers are defining a growing number of tasks to which they can be put. The idea of carrying out tasks using large coordinated groups of MEMS units motivates the development of automated, algorithmic methods for designing and controlling these gr... View full abstract»

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  • The visual interactive desktop laboratory

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):63 - 71
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (21)
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    The visual interactive desktop laboratory allows users to visualize on a workstation the results of large scale simulations performed on remote supercomputers and to interactively steer a simulation as the experiment progresses. Unlike conventional methods, the VIDL requires minimal data transfer and storage and uses a general, flexible environment rather than one specific to a subject or to certa... View full abstract»

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  • Simulating the behavior of MEMS devices: computational methods and needs

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):30 - 43
    Cited by:  Papers (96)  |  Patents (1)
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    Technologies for fabricating a variety of MEMS devices have developed rapidly, but computational tools that allow engineers to quickly design and optimize these micromachines have not kept pace. Inadequate simulation tools force MEMS designers to resort to physical prototyping. To realistically simulate the behavior of complete micromachines, algorithmic innovation is necessary in several areas View full abstract»

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  • Challenges in commercializing MEMS

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):44 - 48
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    Several microelectromechanical systems have achieved commercial success. The barriers can still be formidable, though, and the path to success is often much different for MEMS than it was for mainstream semiconductors. Maturing software for comprehensive modeling and design will help in the future. The entire field of MEMS has been enabled by the batch fabrication methods established in the semico... View full abstract»

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This Periodical ceased publication in 1998. The current retitled publication is IEEE Computing in Science and Engineering.

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