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Issue 4 • April 1992

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  • Seeking nuclear safeguards. I. How Iraq reverse-engineered the bomb

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):20 - 24
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    A description is given of the Iraqi nuclear program. The ways in which Iraq deceived western intelligence and the outside sources of help that Iraq had are highlighted. The implications of the Iraqi effort for the future of nuclear safeguards are explored.<> View full abstract»

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  • Engineering workstations-the user's view

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):30 - 31
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    Results of a survey of a selected sample of Spectrum readers, showing that more than half are using workstations, are examined. Ease of use is identified by 63% out of more than 400 respondents as an important attribute. Reliability ratings are carefully scrutinized.<> View full abstract»

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  • Seeking nuclear safeguards. II. Working to halt proliferation

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):66 - 71
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    For pt.I see ibid., vol.29, no.4, p.20-4, 63-5 (1992). The problems involved in the attempt to detect and/or prevent nuclear weapons development are discussed in the wake of the Iraqi experience. The potential impact on nuclear proliferation of the breakup of the Soviet Union, due to exports from the uranium mines and mills in Central Asia and the migration of Soviet scientists, is examined. Obsta... View full abstract»

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  • Claude E. Shannon [Profile]

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):72 - 75
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  • Engineering workstations-managing network workstations

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):55 - 56, 58
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    Standardized network management tools, which are a necessity as users mix and match equipment from different vendors, are examined. Among their applications are configuring and installing software on workstations, monitoring network and server performance, controlling remote workstations, detecting and fixing problems, and implementing security measures. The various standardization efforts underwa... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering workstations-Add-ons add versatility

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):46 - 51
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    New, improved processing, storage, manipulation, and display systems that can handle enhanced graphics are discussed. In addition to performance-boosting chip sets that are architecturally compatible with the CPUs and the coprocessors they replace, the latest offerings include boards that introduce new architectures to existing systems. To open up systems, board manufacturers are making their prod... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering workstations-ICs: the brains of a workstation

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):52 - 54
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    Fast central processors and their supporting team of complementary chips, including graphics, I/O, and cache memory ICs, are reviewed. The trend to higher levels of system integration, with more functions or capacity on each chip, is discussed. New architectures are examined View full abstract»

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  • Engineering workstations-what the vendors wrought

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):38, 40 - 42
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    Increasingly powerful workstations recently unveiled by manufacturers are surveyed. The power did not just go into desktop or deskside units, but into portables as well. Central processing units (CPUs) operating at 33 MHz were commonplace, and 40 and 50 MHz chips were not unusual. In most cases, the manufacturers introduced multiple units to their families of machines View full abstract»

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