Computer

Issue 11 • Nov. 1998

Filter Results

Displaying Results 1 - 13 of 13
  • Moving Toward Effortless Networking [Industry Trends]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):12 - 14
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (2)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (261 KB)

    First Page of the Article
    View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • The Open Channel

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):121 - 122
    Request permission for commercial reuse | PDF file iconPDF (176 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • The Legacy Maturity Level [Binary Critic]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):128 - 127
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (270 KB)

    First Page of the Article
    View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • High-speed data paths in host-based routers

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):46 - 52
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (4)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (216 KB)

    In networking today, host workstations are increasingly being used as routers. Host based routers offer a number of advantages, but they suffer from inefficient support for high bandwidth interfaces. The authors' work has focused on the technology's major drawback its inefficiency in supporting high bandwidth interfaces. Their approach is to optimize packet processing by applying techniques that t... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Solving the Java object storage problem

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):33 - 40
    Cited by:  Papers (7)  |  Patents (5)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (280 KB)

    Today's Internet driven view of information systems is helping to popularize Java as an application development language. Developers are beginning to use Java to create multi tier application architectures that often integrate relational data stores with new data types, in order to package information in easier to use, dynamic ways. Java's object oriented nature is ideally suited to this new world... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • An efficient, protected message interface

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):69 - 75
    Cited by:  Papers (11)  |  Patents (2)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (220 KB)

    With increasing demand for computing power, multiprocessing computers will become more common in the future. In these systems, the growing discrepancy between processor and memory technologies will cause tightly integrated message interfaces to be essential for achieving the necessary efficiency, which is especially important in light of the growing interest in software-distributed, shared memory ... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • User-level network interface protocols

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):53 - 60
    Cited by:  Papers (72)  |  Patents (6)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (204 KB)

    Modern high speed local area networks offer great potential for communication intensive applications, but their performance is limited by the use of traditional communication protocols, such as TCP/IP. In most cases, these protocols require that all network access be through the operating system, which adds significant overhead to both the transmission path (typically a system call and data copy) ... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Design challenges for high-performance network interfaces

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):42 - 44
    Cited by:  Papers (9)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (180 KB)

    A network interface is a device that allows a computer to communicate with a network. Network interface design has a crucial impact on communication efficiency. It determines the cost of communication actions, moving data, and providing application isolation across communicating domains. With the advent of distributed computing and the Internet, and with dramatically faster processor clock rates a... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • FireWire finally comes home

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):117 - 118
    Cited by:  Patents (12)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (168 KB)

    The article discusses the IEEE 1394 networking standard, otherwise known as FireWire. FireWire was designed to link personal computers, digital cameras, televisions, DVD players, printers, and other home electronics equipment. At the time FireWire seemed like a perfect idea whose time had come, but there was one small problem: a competing technology, called Universal Serial Bus (USB), promised to ... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • A new direction for computer architecture research

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):24 - 32
    Cited by:  Papers (52)  |  Patents (8)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (380 KB)

    In the past few years, two important trends have evolved that could change the shape of computing: multimedia applications and portable electronics. Together, these trends will lead to a personal mobile-computing environment, a small device carried all the time that incorporates the functions of the pager, cellular phone, laptop computer, PDA, digital camera, and video game. The microprocessor nee... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Evolution of the virtual interface architecture

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):61 - 68
    Cited by:  Papers (17)  |  Patents (14)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (324 KB)

    To provide a faster path between applications and the network, researchers have advocated removing the operating system kernel and its centralized networking stack from the critical path and creating a user level network interface. With these interfaces, designers can tailor the communication layers each process uses to the demands of that process. Consequently, applications can send and receive n... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • The Fortune 500 Web

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):119 - 120
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (216 KB)

    The dramatic speed of new developments in Web technology often makes designing large, corporate Web pages a difficult task. The life cycle of standards used in Web design is very short, with features introduced in one version sometimes dropped in the next. The evolution of client software for the Web also proceeds quickly, but the distribution of this software doesn't keep pace, which leaves desig... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • The role of object-oriented metrics

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):123 - 127
    Cited by:  Papers (6)  |  Patents (1)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (440 KB)

    Perhaps the most common concern of project managers who use or who are about to use object technology is for more measurement tools. There is, in fact, an extensive literature on software metrics, including much that pertains to object-oriented development, but surprisingly little of it is of direct use to actual projects. The author presents a classification of software metrics and five basic rul... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.

Aims & Scope

Computer, the flagship publication of the IEEE Computer Society, publishes peer-reviewed articles written for and by computer researchers and practitioners representing the full spectrum of computing and information technology, from hardware to software and from emerging research to new applications. 

Full Aims & Scope

Meet Our Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Sumi Helal
Lancaster University
sumi.helal@computer.org