Computer

Issue 9 • Sept. 1989

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  • The Xerox Star: a retrospective

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):11 - 26
    Cited by:  Papers (61)  |  Patents (49)
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    A description is given of the Xerox 8010 Star information system, which was designed as an office automation system. The idea was that professionals in a business or organization would have workstations on their desks and would use them to produce, retrieve, distribute, and organize documentation, presentations, memos, and reports. All of the workstations in an organization would be connected via ... View full abstract»

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  • Vector pipelining, chaining, and speed on the IBM 3090 and Cray X-MP

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):31 - 42
    Cited by:  Papers (11)  |  Patents (1)
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    Vector pipelining and chaining are clarified through the use of timing and pipeline diagrams of the instruction execution process. The technique for evaluating the performance of the concurrent vector operations of vector processors is evaluated by testing two of the most widely used computers with vector facilities: the IBM 3090 and Cray X-MP. On the basis of the testing results analyzed at the a... View full abstract»

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  • Designing a process migration facility: the Charlotte experience

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):47 - 56
    Cited by:  Papers (79)  |  Patents (7)
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    Experience with process migration in the Charlotte distributed operating system is discussed. Charlotte's migration facility is a fairly elaborate addition to the underlying kernel and utility-process base. It separates policy from mechanism. An overview is given of Charlotte, its process migration facility, and issues encountered that have a general application for any such facility. In the discu... View full abstract»

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  • A Master of software engineering curriculum: recommendations from the Software Engineering Institute

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):59 - 71
    Cited by:  Papers (25)
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    The authors present a structure of the software engineering discipline as a first step toward identifying its content and boundaries. They recommend a core Master's-level curriculum in software engineering. They discuss the future of software engineering education.<> View full abstract»

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  • Harriett Rigas, Division V representative on IEEE Board, passes away

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s): 76
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  • Disaster recovery planning: Managing risk and catastrophe in information systems [BookReview]

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s): 117
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  • The microelectronics race: The impact of government policy on international competition [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):117 - 118
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  • Artificial intelligence and the design of expert systems [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s): 118
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  • Implementing software engineering practices [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s): 119
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