IEEE Transactions on Computers

Issue 12 • Dec. 1984

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  • IEEE Transactions on Computers - Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Computer Society

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): c2
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  • Preface

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): 1049
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    The year 1984 marks the 100th anniversary of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. This Specification Issue of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMPUTERS is devoted to the Institute's landmark Centennial event. View full abstract»

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  • A Survey of Proposed Architectures for the Execution of Functional Languages

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):1050 - 1071
    Cited by:  Papers (40)  |  Patents (1)
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    Functional and imperative programming languages are characterized and compared with regard to programming style and efficiency. Machine design issues, are characterized by interconnection topology, evaluation strategy, program and data representation, process management, and dynamic optimization techniques; short descriptions of a number of "functional" machines are given in terms of these issues.... View full abstract»

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  • Computational Geometry—A Survey

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):1072 - 1101
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    We survey the state of the art of computational geometry, a discipline that deals with the complexity of geometric problems within the framework of the analysis of algorithms. This newly emerged area of activities has found numerous applications in various other disciplines, such as computer-aided design, computer graphics, operations research, pattern recognition, robotics, and statistics. Five m... View full abstract»

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  • A Perspective on Distributed Computer Systems

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):1102 - 1115
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    Distributed computer systems have been the subject of a vast amount of research. Many prototype distributed computer systems have been built at university, industrial, commercial, and government research laboratories, and production systems of all sizes and types have proliferated. It is impossible to survey all distributed computing system research. Instead, this paper identifies six fundamental ... View full abstract»

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  • Fault-Tolerant Computing—Concepts and Examples

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):1116 - 1129
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    This paper presents a brief history of fault-tolerant computing. This is followed by a survey of architectural approaches to fault-tolerant design, emphasizing the basic concepts employed in the design of these systems, and the tradeoffs and alternatives available to the system designer in attempting to meet applications requirements. Classes of fault-tolerance applications are identified, along w... View full abstract»

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  • Demand Assignment Multiple Access Schemes in Broadcast Bus Local Area Networks

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):1130 - 1159
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    Local area communications networks based on packet broadcasting techniques provide simple architectures and efficient and flexible operation. Various ring systems and CSMA contention bus systems have been in operation for several years. More recently, a number of distributed demand assignment multiple access (DAMA) schemes suitable for broadcast bus networks have emerged which provide conflict-fre... View full abstract»

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  • Multiple-Valued Logic—its Status and its Future

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):1160 - 1179
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    Multiple-valued logic, in which the number of discrete logic levels is not confined to two, has been the subject of much research over many years. The practical objective of this work has been to increase the information content of the digital signals in a system to a higher value than that provided by binary operation. In this tutorial/survey paper we will review the historical developments in th... View full abstract»

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  • On the Impact of Communication Complexity on the Design of Parallel Numerical Algorithms

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):1180 - 1194
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    This paper describes two models of the cost of data movement in parallel numerical algorithms. One model is a generalization of an approach due to Hockney, and is suitable for shared memory multiprocessors where each processor has vector capabilities. The other model is applicable to highly parallel nonshared memory MIMD systems. In this second model, algorithm performance is characterized in term... View full abstract»

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  • Computer Performance Evaluation Methodology

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):1195 - 1220
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    The quantitative evaluation of computer performance is needed during the entire life cycle of a computer system. We survey the major quantitative methods used in computer performance evaluation, focusing on post-1970 developments and emphasizing trends and challenges. We divide the methods used into three main areas, namely performance measurement, analytic performance modeling, and simulation per... View full abstract»

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  • VLSI Processor Architecture

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):1221 - 1246
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    A processor architecture attempts to compromise between the needs of programs hosted on the architecture and the performance attainable in implementing the architecture. The needs of programs are most accurately reflected by the dynamic use of the instruction set as the target for a high level language compiler. In VLSI, the issue of implementation of an instruction set architecture is significant... View full abstract»

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  • Concurrent VLSI Architectures

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s):1247 - 1265
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    This tutorial paper addresses some of the principles and provides examples of concurrent architectures and designs that have been inspired by VLSI technology. The circuit density offered by VLSI provides the means for implementing systems with very large numbers of computing elements, while its physical characteristics provide an incentive to organize systems so that the elements are relatively lo... View full abstract»

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  • 1984 Index IEEE Transactions on Computers Vol. C-33

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): 1265
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  • IEEE copyright form

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): 1265
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  • IEEE Computer Society Publications

    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): 1265
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    Publication Year: 1984, Page(s): 1265
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