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Issue 12 • Date Dec. 1997

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  • Firms to Invest $250 Million in Next-Generation Processors

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):18 - 20
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  • Identifying Obstacles In The Path To More

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 32
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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  • Volume 80,1997 Subject Index

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):70 - 79
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  • Seeking solutions in configurable computing

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):38 - 43
    Cited by:  Papers (48)  |  Patents (50)
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    Configurable computing offers the potential of producing powerful new computing systems. Will current research overcome the dearth of commercial applicability to make such systems a reality? Unfortunately, no system to date has yet proven attractive or competitive enough to establish a commercial presence. We believe that ample opportunity exists for work in a broad range of areas. In particular, ... View full abstract»

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  • Trends in shared memory multiprocessing

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):44 - 50
    Cited by:  Papers (13)  |  Patents (7)
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    Current application and technology trends are causing researchers and developers to revisit shared memory multiprocessing. The authors look at what is needed to maintain growth, particularly for commercial applications. The first step is to carefully examine the current use of shared memory multiprocessing and arrive at intelligent projections of future use based on application and technology tren... View full abstract»

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  • New interfaces: making computers more accessible

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):12 - 14
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    Industry observers say many people don't buy computers because they find them too difficult to use for many purposes. In response, researchers are trying to develop more natural and intuitive types of interfaces. They are also developing intelligent agents to help users access information better and new kinds of software interfaces View full abstract»

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  • What should your speech system say?

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):25 - 31
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    Even as telephone based spoken language dialogue systems (SLDS) are becoming commercially available, developers can benefit from guidelines designed to help remove dialogue problems as early as possible in the design life cycle. SLDS designers generally rely on a Wizard of Oz (WOZ) simulation technique to ensure that the system's dialogue facilitates user interaction as much as possible. In a WOZ ... View full abstract»

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  • Converging on program simplicity

    Publication Year: 1997
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    Why haven't scripting languages become more widely used, promoting the theme of reusability as started with JCL and Unix? Why hasn't program reuse evolved through steadily developed scripting languages and libraries of simple reusable components? Why have monstrous, icon based systems triumphed over elegant, command based ones? The answer is from lack of convergence. If convergence and simplificat... View full abstract»

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  • Fault injection for the masses

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):129 - 130
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    The key technology that the author would like to see adopted by the masses is a family of software fault injection algorithms that can predict where to concentrate testing. From a novelty standpoint, these algorithms were (and still are) unique among other methods of performing fault injection. The author concedes that the algorithms are computational, but the results can provide unequaled informa... View full abstract»

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  • Detecting attacks on networks

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):16 - 17
    Cited by:  Papers (8)  |  Patents (5)
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    As Internet based and intranet based network systems have evolved, they have become invaluable tools that businesses can use to share information and conduct business with online partners. However, hackers have also learned to use these systems to access private networks and their resources. Studies have shown that many organizations have suffered external and internal network intrusions. Internet... View full abstract»

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  • Compilers for instruction-level parallelism

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):63 - 69
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (1)
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    Discovering and exploiting instruction level parallelism in code will be key to future increases in microprocessor performance. What technical challenges must compiler writers meet to better use ILP? Instruction level parallelism allows a sequence of instructions derived from a sequential program to be parallelized for execution on multiple pipelined functional units. If industry acceptance is a m... View full abstract»

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  • Is it too late to put the user back into HTML?

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):131 - 132
    Cited by:  Patents (2)
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    Originally, HTML was intended to be a simple, rather limited language for describing primitive information layouts in World Wide Web pages. The first version of the HTML specification emphasized simplicity. The browser, not the HTML coder, controlled the actual page appearance, determining the appearance of headers, paragraphs, and other primitive layout elements. In recent years, however, complex... View full abstract»

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  • Changing interaction of compiler and architecture

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):51 - 58
    Cited by:  Papers (9)  |  Patents (6)
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    Program optimizations that have been exclusively done by either the architecture or the compiler are now being done by both. This blurred distinction offers opportunities to optimize performance and redefine the compiler-architecture interface. We describe an optimization continuum with compile time and post run time as end points and show how different classes of optimizations fall within it. Mos... View full abstract»

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  • Challenges to combining general-purpose and multimedia processors

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):33 - 37
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    Multimedia processor media extensions to general purpose processors present new challenges to the compiler writer, language designer, and microarchitect. Multimedia workloads have always held an important role in embedded applications, such as video cards or set top boxes, but these workloads are becoming increasingly common in general purpose computing as well. Over the past three years the major... View full abstract»

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  • Emerging calendaring and scheduling standards

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):126 - 128
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    Calendaring and scheduling products are well established, but they have one significant drawback: they are usually limited to exchanging information among users of the same system, usually within the boundaries of a single organization. Thus you cannot use them to schedule a meeting with some one who uses a different application. Currently proprietary standards exist to structure some types of cal... View full abstract»

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  • Wireless data networks: reaching the extra mile

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):59 - 62
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    Development of wireless networks for metropolitan and wide areas has been lagging behind the rapid evolution of wired networking technology. A combination of current and emerging technologies, however, could serve to maximize the transmission data rates available and help use the limited radio spectrum appropriately. We will need to accelerate the development and implementation of a number of key ... View full abstract»

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