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Issue 3 • Date March 2000

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  • Style sheet standards renew old debate [Letters]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 8
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  • A missed pun [Letters]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 8
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  • An absurdity in today's world

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 9
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  • Semantic web party poopers [Letters]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 10
    Cited by:  Patents (4)
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  • Why can't I buy a mercedes PC? [Letters]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 10
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  • Teaming up for software development [Books]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 104
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  • AOL, time Warner, and the crash of 2000

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):120, 118 - 119
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  • Unifying software engineering and systems engineering

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):114 - 116
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    The author describes CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) and the emerging project methods which demonstrate the opportunities for process improvement gains open to organizations. The organization that changes from separated software and system engineering processes to a more unified approach will find itself far more suited to developing dynamically changing, software-intensive systems. C... View full abstract»

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  • A codesign approach for distributed systems

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):110 - 113
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    Distributed systems have become prevalent in response to the rapidly expanding Internet's demands. Their design presents new challenges because it involves the interaction of hardware and software. Continual marketplace innovation drives computing toward heterogeneity in both hardware and software and generates a complexity that goes beyond the earlier codesign approaches, which were developed for... View full abstract»

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  • Pricing Internet services: proposed improvements

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):108 - 109
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    Flat-rate pricing appeals to Internet users and service providers because of its simplicity and predictability. However, congestion is the inevitable consequence of flat-rate pricing because Internet users who pay a fixed access fee have no incentive to limit their network usage. Future applications that require timely delivery of data will require mechanisms for allocating network resources that ... View full abstract»

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  • 3D mapping of an interactive synthetic environment

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):35 - 39
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    Traditional geospatial information systems (GIS) use geographically referenced data to produce highly accurate digital maps. These two-dimensional maps include well-recognized symbols that represent features such as mountains, forests, buildings, and transportation networks. Although this flat view provides an excellent means of orienting the user to the general nature and location of the geograph... View full abstract»

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  • The Koala component model for consumer electronics software

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):78 - 85
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    Most consumer electronics today contain embedded software. In the early days, developing CE software presented relatively minor challenges, but in the past several years three significant problems have arisen: size and complexity of the software in individual products; the increasing diversity of products and their software; and the need for decreased development time. The question of handling div... View full abstract»

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  • New computer departments reflect our changing industry

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):4 - 5
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  • Building the optical-networking infrastructure

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):20 - 23
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  • UQBT: adaptable binary translation at low cost

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):60 - 66
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    Developments in the semiconductor industry have made possible smaller and faster processors for general-purpose computing, portable devices, multipurpose appliances, and system-on-chip designs. Binary translation offers a quick, inexpensive way to migrate software from one processor to another. Although binary-translation techniques are still in their infancy compared to their compiler counterpart... View full abstract»

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  • Welcome to the opportunities of binary translation

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):40 - 45
    Cited by:  Papers (29)  |  Patents (14)
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    A new processor architecture poses significant financial risk to hardware and software developers alike, so both have a vested interest in easily porting code from one processor to another. Binary translation offers solutions for automatically converting executable code to run on new architectures without recompiling the source code View full abstract»

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  • The evitability of software patents

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):30 - 34
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    Responding to Kenneth Nichols' article in Computer (“The Age of Software Patents”, April 1999, pp. 25-31), the author disputes the two claims: “software patents are neither inherently good nor bad” and “software patents are here to stay.” The author thinks software patents are not impersonal technology, but rather a part of an intellectual patent system that is ... View full abstract»

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  • Generic support for distributed applications

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):68 - 76
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    In the late 1980s, software designers introduced middleware platforms to support distributed computing systems. Since then, the rapid evolution of technology has caused an explosion of distributed-processing requirements. Application developers now routinely expect to support multimedia systems and mobile users and computers. Timely response to asynchronous events is crucial to such applications, ... View full abstract»

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  • Embedded databases ocme out of hiding

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):16 - 19
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  • PA-RISC to IA-64: transparent execution, no recompilation

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):47 - 52
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    Making the transition to a new architecture is never easy. Users want to keep running their favorite applications as they normally would, without stopping to adapt them to a different platform. For some legacy applications the problem is more severe. Without all the source code, it is well-nigh impossible to recompile the application to a new platform. Binary translation helps this transition proc... View full abstract»

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  • Dynamic and transparent binary translation

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):54 - 59
    Cited by:  Papers (45)  |  Patents (25)
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    High-frequency design and instruction-level parallelism (ILP) are important for high-performance microprocessor implementations. The Binary-translation Optimized Architecture (BOA), an implementation of the IBM PowerPC family, combines binary translation with dynamic optimization. The authors use these techniques to simplify the hardware by bridging a semantic gap between the PowerPC's reduced ins... View full abstract»

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