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Issue 11 • Date Nov. 1991

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  • Computing in molecular biology: mapping and interpreting biological information

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):6 - 13
    Cited by:  Papers (10)
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    Computational challenges for computer scientists in the task of determining the structure of molecules and their components are examined. Problems in sequence analysis, information storage and retrieval and protein structure prediction are summarized. A brief overview of molecular biology provides some context for the problems described.<> View full abstract»

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  • Chinese lotto as an exhaustive code-breaking machine

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):14 - 22
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    It is demonstrated that some problems can be solved inexpensively using widely distributed computers instead of an expensive supercomputer. This is illustrated by discussing how to make a simple fault-tolerant exhaustive code-breaking machine. The solution, which uses distributed processors is based on some elementary concepts of probability theory (lotto). The need for communication between proce... View full abstract»

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  • Corporate strategies for information technology: a resource-based approach

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):23 - 32
    Cited by:  Papers (9)
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    Case studies and recent economic theory are used to show why gaining and defending competitive advantage through innovative use of information technology has proved to be difficult. The principle lines of research in strategic and competitive information systems are surveyed. It is concluded that innovations can confer advantage if they leverage resources available to the innovator or to the innov... View full abstract»

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  • The Clouds distributed operating system

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):34 - 44
    Cited by:  Papers (72)  |  Patents (7)
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    The authors discuss a paradigm for structuring distributed operating systems, the potential and implications this paradigm has for users, and research directions for the future. They describe Clouds, a general-purpose operating system for distributed environments. It is based on an object-thread model adapted from object-oriented programming.<> View full abstract»

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  • Real-time data fusion in the intensive care unit

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):45 - 54
    Cited by:  Papers (8)  |  Patents (22)
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    A description is given of the process trellis, a domain- and hardware-independent software architecture. Its usefulness in building the Intelligent Cardiovascular Monitor, a real-time clinical decision-support system whose 'paving-stone' interface gives a clinician an instantaneous overview of a patient's status, is demonstrated. Issues of parallelism, real-time operation, and visualization are di... View full abstract»

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  • Flexible design: a summary of Computing Curricula 1991

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):56 - 66
    Cited by:  Papers (7)
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    A summary is given of Computing Curricula 1991, which provides curricular guidance for implementing undergraduate programs to faculties of all institutions that offer concentration in computing. Program goals and graduate profiles are discussed. Underlying principles for curriculum design are examined. The implementation of these principles is considered.<> View full abstract»

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