Computer

Issue 9 • Sept. 2002

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  • At random - Employee performance reviews

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):12 - 15
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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  • News briefs - Tiny "punch cards" boost storage capacity

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s): 22
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  • News briefs - Researchers bring wireless communications to the chip

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s): 23
    Cited by:  Patents (5)
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  • News briefs - New chips will help computers visualize in three dimensions

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s): 24
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  • Computer society connection - IEEE president-elect candidates address computer society concerns

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):70 - 76
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  • Systematic Software Testing [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s): 81
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  • Nonuniform Sampling: Theory and Practice [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s): 81
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  • Specifying Systems: The TLA+ Language and Tools for Hardware and Software Engineers [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s): 81
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  • Flexible Pattern Matching in Strings: Practical Online Search Algorithms for Texts and Biological Sequences [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s): 81
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  • An economically scalable Internet

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):93 - 95
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    Over the past decade, many observers have claimed that the Internet brings the information revolution's components together in a way that will rival the industrial revolution's effects on human productivity and quality of life. The paper discusses an economically scalable Internet, including bandwidth resources, quality of service, users' quality of experience, scalability and multicast-enabled di... View full abstract»

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  • Mailbox-based scheme for mobile agent communications

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):54 - 60
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    In various situations, mobile agents at different hosts must cooperate with one another by sharing information and making decisions collectively. To ensure effective interagent communication, communication protocols must track target agent locations and deliver messages reliably. Researchers have proposed a wide range of schemes for agent tracking and reliable message delivery. However, each schem... View full abstract»

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  • PICO: automatically designing custom computers

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):39 - 47
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    The paper discusses the PICO (program in, chip out) project, a long-range HP Labs research effort that aims to automate the design of optimized, application-specific computing systems - thus enabling the rapid and cost-effective design of custom chips when no adequately specialized, off-the-shelf design is available. PICO research takes a systematic approach to the hierarchical design of complex s... View full abstract»

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  • Merging fossil specimens with computer-generated information

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):25 - 30
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    While dinosaur fossils reveal much, they keep us guessing about the original organisms' color, sound, and behavior. For several years, modern paleontologists have used 3D computer graphics to help reconstruct these pieces of the past. Augmented reality (AR) leverages this technology to provide an interface that enhances the real world with synthetic supplements. Paleontologists can use AR to prese... View full abstract»

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  • Whither Warhol's law? [embedded computing]

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):96 - 97
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    The article discusses a law concocted by the author: "Warhol's Law of Computer Systems Architecture." This law stated that every computer architecture would be the price-performance leader for 15 minutes. The author was thinking mainly of workstation CPUs, but he believed the embedded CPU market would follow suit. Embedded systems provide an ideal forum for CPU competition. A lot of people seemed ... View full abstract»

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  • Smart cameras as embedded systems

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):48 - 53
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    Recent technological advances are enabling a new generation of smart cameras that represent a quantum leap in sophistication. While today's digital cameras capture images, smart cameras capture high-level descriptions of the scene and analyze what they see. These devices could support a wide variety of applications including human and animal detection, surveillance, motion analysis, and facial ide... View full abstract»

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  • The importance of branching models in SCM

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):31 - 38
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    To improve software quality, you must first understand your software. If you do not understand your code base, your odds of updating it without breaking something are poor. Often, a fundamental misunderstanding of software configuration management (SCM) as it applies to real-world application development is at fault. Branching is integral to version management, software build correctness, and rele... View full abstract»

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  • Developing the distributed-computing OS

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):19 - 21
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    Researchers are exploring the world of distributed computing, in which users in various locations can work with the same set of geographically dispersed resources. These efforts have led to such high-profile technologies as peer-to-peer (P2P), pervasive, and nomadic computing. A critical part of this research is developing consistent approaches to distributed-computing operating environments, whic... View full abstract»

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  • Web services and context horizons

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):98 - 100
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    Considers how Web services require defining a new meaning for local, in which different kinds of applications operate within different network horizons. Understanding these context horizons, and creating the tools and techniques for managing them, are essential to achieving an Internet-scale operating system. The paper discusses three of the most important: trust horizons, semantic horizons, and c... View full abstract»

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  • Jobs, trades, skills, and the profession

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):104, 102 - 103
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    Is the reputed shortage of IT skills a political scam or is the computing profession itself at fault? The author considers IT professional responsibility and training issues. View full abstract»

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