IEEE Transactions on Computers

Issue 6 • June 1979

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  • IEEE Transactions on Computers - Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Computer Society

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): c2
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  • Database Machines: An Introduction

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):381 - 383
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    THIS issue of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMPUTERS iS devoted to the relatively new field of database machine design. What is a database machine? This question is answered in the context of the traditional approach to the storage, retrieval, and update of information. A collection of data is called a file, and the file is composed of individual records. The records themselves are partitioned into fi... View full abstract»

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  • Hardware Algorithms for Nonnumeric Computation

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):384 - 394
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    This paper is concerned with the design of hardware algorithms for nonnumeric computation. The subset of nonnumeric operations considered is derived from string processing languages such as Snobol or high-level database languages used in database management architectures. Being uniformly structured, the hardware could be implemented using LSI technology yielding an estimated pattern matching rate ... View full abstract»

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  • Direct—A Multiprocessor Organization for Supporting Relational Database Management Systems

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):395 - 406
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    The design of DIRECT, a multiprocessor organization for supporting relational database management systems is presented. DIRECT has a multiple-instruction multiple-data stream (MIMD) architecture. It can simultaneously support both intra-query and inter-query concurrency. The number of processors assigned to a query is dynamically determined by the priority of the query, the type and number of rela... View full abstract»

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  • A Design for a List Merging Network

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):406 - 413
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    In inverted file database systems (and in a number of other applications), much of the processing consists of merging two or more previously sorted lists based on a Boolean expression. Conventional general purpose computers are not well suited for this type of operation, with even well written programs utilizing less than 10 percent of the available memory capacity for actual processing of data. H... View full abstract»

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  • DBC—A Database Computer for Very Large Databases

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):414 - 429
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    Design considerations of a database computer are presented in this paper. The overall architecture of the computer as well as the organization of its individual components are discussed. Several key concepts which are vital to database management are incorporated in the design and organization of the components. The concepts of tracks-in-parallel read-out and logic-per-some-track processing are pr... View full abstract»

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  • The Architectural Features and Implementation Techniques of the Multicell CASSM

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):430 - 445
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    The architectural characteristics and the implementation techniques of a context addressed segment sequential memory system called CASSM are described. The system provides hardware support for many database management functions. It offers associative and parallel processing capabilities for the efficient retrieval and manipulation of data in large databases. The hardware is designed mainly to supp... View full abstract»

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  • RAP.2—An Associative Processor for Databases and Its Applications

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):446 - 458
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    RAP—a Relational Associative Processor—is a back-end or peripheral device to augment a general purpose computer for implementing a database management system (DBMS) Its architecture is based on the fact that database operations are inherently set-oriented and that data base addressing is best accomplished through associative reference to achieve high data independence. RAP utilizes the... View full abstract»

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  • Advance Program Announcement

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 458
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  • Call for Papers

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 458
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  • IEEE Computer Society Publications

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 458
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  • Announcing... The IEEE Computer Society's Tutorial Week 79

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 458
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