Computer

Issue 2 • Feb. 1990

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  • A survey of parallel computer architectures

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):5 - 16
    Cited by:  Papers (113)  |  Patents (32)
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    An attempt is made to place recent architectural innovations in the broader context of parallel architecture development by surveying the fundamentals of both newer and more established parallel computer architectures and by placing these architectural alternatives in a coherent framework. The primary emphasis is on architectural constructs rather than specific parallel machines. Three categories ... View full abstract»

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  • Design of a bitmapped multilingual workstation

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):33 - 41
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (1)
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    Previous work in multilingual support is reviewed. Research to date has involved four basic issues: character-set standardization, text input, internal storage and manipulation and display systems. Each of these areas is discussed. A workstation that supports many character sets in a windows environment and provides display and data manipulation of multiple character sets is also described.<> View full abstract»

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  • Databases and cell-selection algorithms for VLSI cell libraries

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):18 - 30
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (14)
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    The issues that must be addressed before commercial database management systems can be used to manage VLSI CAD data are defined. A survey is presented of approaches addressing four of the defined issues: design hierarchies and multilevel representations, design alternatives and version control, common interface between cell libraries and efficient cell selection based on given design constraints. ... View full abstract»

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  • Linda meets Unix

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):43 - 54
    Cited by:  Papers (24)  |  Patents (1)
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    The limitations of the shared-memory and distributed-memory models for explicit parallel programming are discussed and a new model, the Linda parallel communication paradigm which was designed specifically for parallel programming, is examined. Processes communicate in Linda by way of a shared data space called tuple space which acts something like an associative memory, since tuples are identifie... View full abstract»

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  • Process groups and group communications: classifications and requirements

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):56 - 66
    Cited by:  Papers (46)  |  Patents (6)
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    Different distributed applications are examined and their requirements for group communication support are outlined. The concept of a process group is defined. On the basis of internal structures and external behavior, groups are classified into different categories and their properties are discussed. Group communication is an OS-level abstraction that offers convenience and clarity to the program... View full abstract»

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