Computer

Issue 2 • Feb. 2003

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  • Me and my theremin

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):8 - 9
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  • Evaluating servers with commercial workloads

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):29 - 32
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  • Queuing simulation model for multiprocessor systems

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):58 - 64
    Cited by:  Papers (7)  |  Patents (1)
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    The processor queuing model provides memory-hierarchy and system-design evaluation of memory-intensive commercial online-transaction-processing workloads on large multiprocessor systems. It differs from detailed cycle-accurate and direct-execution simulations in that it does not simulate instruction execution. Instead, as in analytical models, the authors build processor and workload characteristi... View full abstract»

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  • Dual tragedies: IP rights in industry standards

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):25 - 27
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    Companies often participate in a cooperative standard-setting effort to minimize research and development risks. However, the industry's aggressive use of patents forces standard-setting organizations (SSOs) to struggle with producing the best standard technically while encouraging its widespread adoption by limiting the proprietary technology that users must license. To balance these interests, m... View full abstract»

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  • Mobile IPv6 and the future of wireless Internet access

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):18 - 20
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    Wireless technology is increasingly being used for Internet access and other IP-based communications. To make it easier for wireless users to exploit this trend, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) designed Mobile IP version 4 in 1996. However, MIPv4 has not been deployed widely enough to provide much mobility and has several major shortcomings, including a cumbersome communications process... View full abstract»

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  • Simulating a $2M commercial server on a $2K PC

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):50 - 57
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    As dependence on database management systems and Web servers increases, so does the need for them to run reliably and efficiently-goals that rigorous simulations can help achieve. Execution-driven simulation models system hardware. These simulations capture actual program behavior and detailed system interactions. The authors have developed a simulation methodology that uses multiple simulations, ... View full abstract»

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  • New monitor technologies are on display

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):13 - 16
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    Imagine portable smart screens that can connect wirelessly with a base PC from anywhere in a house or small office; thin, flexible displays that roll up like paper for transport or storage; or monitors with onscreen circuitry that function like self-contained computers. These are, in fact, just a few of the newest developments currently taking place in computer display technology. Except for a few... View full abstract»

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  • TPC-W e-commerce benchmark evaluation

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):42 - 48
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    Correctly interpreting benchmark results requires a basic knowledge of the synthetic workload the benchmark uses to determine how well it represents diverse e-commerce applications' real-world workloads. Factors that influence these results include the characteristics of the system under test, the procedures used to execute the tests, and the performance metrics the benchmark generates. TPC-W perf... View full abstract»

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  • Benchmarking Internet servers on superscalar machines

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):34 - 40
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    The authors compared three popular Internet server benchmarks with a suite of CPU-intensive benchmarks to evaluate the impact of front-end and middle-tier servers on modern microprocessor architectures. View full abstract»

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  • Mega-utilities drive invisible technologies

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):97 - 99
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    Despite their apparent simplicity, invisible technologies represent the pinnacle of engineering accomplishments in digital design, networking, user interfaces, and machine learning as well as in the social science disciplines of psychology and anthropology. It takes a lot of science to move technology from the foreground to the background. This paper focuses on leading-edge science that is inspiri... View full abstract»

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  • Understanding the Windows EAL4 evaluation

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):103 - 105
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    On29 October 2002, Microsoft and Science Applications International Corporation issued press releases announcing that Windows 2000 with Service Pack 3 had received Evaluation Assurance Level 4 certification under the Common Criteria evaluation process. The Microsoft certification is sure to come up in many purchasing discussions over the next few years, so the question arises: What does this mean ... View full abstract»

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  • Designing computer architecture research workloads

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):65 - 71
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    Although architectural simulators model microarchitectures at a high abstraction level, the increasing complexity of both the microarchitectures themselves and the applications that run on them make simulator use extremely time-consuming. Simulators must execute huge numbers of instructions to create a workload representative of real applications, creating an unreasonably long simulation time and ... View full abstract»

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  • Revitalizing museums with digital technology

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):94 - 96
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    Computing continues to transform every aspect of culture, including the original forms of location-based entertainment: public libraries and museums. Despite their continuing popularity, museums have generally lagged behind libraries in technology use. For example, a 2002 study conducted by the Institute for Museum and Library Services shows that only 62 percent of museums have a Web site, versus ... View full abstract»

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  • Multiple online auctions

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):100 - 102
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    Considers how the rapid transition of trade to the Internet raises critical questions about how well the time-honored methodologies, strategies, and processes that buyers and sellers use translate to the online world. Do Internet consumers effectively evaluate all available options? How do their decisions translate to seller profits? Determining whether consumer participation in multiple auctions ... View full abstract»

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  • Truth and clarity in arithmetic

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):108, 106 - 107
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    The computing profession - indeed the engineering profession in general-has a particular responsibility to promote numeracy, both within the profession and within the community at large. The commodity calculator is an insult to that responsibility. The IEEE should establish and promote a rigorous and detailed standard for a universal basic calculator. Professional engineers everywhere should press... View full abstract»

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