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Issue 5 • Date Sept.-Oct. 2006

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Computer Society Digital Library Information

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): c2
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  • IEEE Computer Society Membership [advertisement]

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):2 - 3
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  • [Masthead]

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 4
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  • Designing reliable systems with unreliable components

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):5 - 6
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  • Ubiquitous clicks and complements

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):7 - 8
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    More generally, widespread use of a technology generates customers for small but essential after-sale activities. Costs for complements decline when the technology becomes widely used. In most cases, these costs reach their minimum long before every potential adopter employs the technology. Widespread use also has a way of encouraging the invention of complementary services that had not previously... View full abstract»

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  • New Jersey federal court holds Qualcomm's unFRANDly acts no antitrust violation

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):9 - 85
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    In the last few months, two federal tribunals have reached opposite results in determining whether alleged playing fast and loose with the operations of a standard-setting organization (SSO) violates the antitrust laws. In the New Jersey case, Broadcom Corp., a manufacturer of chipsets for communications applications, sued Qualcomm Inc., another chipset manufacturer and the owner of patents essent... View full abstract»

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  • Using Bulk Built-in Current Sensors to Detect Soft Errors

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):10 - 18
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    Connecting a built-in current sensor in the design bulk of a digital system increases sensitivity for detecting transient upsets in combinational and sequential logic. SPICE simulations validate this approach and show only minor penalties in terms of area, performance, and power consumption View full abstract»

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  • MRF Reinforcer: A Probabilistic Element for Space Redundancy in Nanoscale Circuits

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):19 - 27
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    Shrinking devices to nanoscale, increasing integration densities, and reducing voltage levels to the thermal limit-all conspire to produce faulty systems. A possible solution is a fault-tolerant probabilistic framework based on Markov random fields. This article introduces a new redundancy element, the MRF reinforcer, which achieves significant immunity to single-event upsets and noise View full abstract»

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  • SWICH: A Prototype for Efficient Cache-Level Checkpointing and Rollback

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):28 - 40
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    Existing cache-level checkpointing schemes do not continuously support a large rollback window. Immediately after a checkpoint, the number of instructions that the processor can undo falls to zero. To address this problem, we introduce Swich, an FPGA-based prototype of a new cache-level scheme that keeps two live checkpoints at all times, forming a sliding rollback window that maintains a large mi... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Computer Society Information

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 41
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  • A Software-Configurable Processor Architecture

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):42 - 51
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    A software-configurable processor combines a traditional RISC processor with a field-programmable instruction extension unit that lets the system designer tailor the processor to a particular application. To add application-specific instructions to the processor, the programmer adds a pragma before a C or C++ function declaration, and the compiler then turns the function into a single instruction View full abstract»

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  • Efficient, Scalable Congestion Management for Interconnection Networks

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):52 - 66
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    Compared to the overdimensioned designs of the past, current interconnection networks operate closer to the point of saturation and run a higher risk of congestion. Among proposed strategies for congestion management, only the regional explicit congestion notification (RECN) mechanism achieves both the required efficiency and the scalability that emerging systems demand View full abstract»

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  • Exploiting Workload Parallelism for Performance and Power Optimization in Blue Gene

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):67 - 81
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    Optimizing future supercomputing applications will depend on delivering the best performance for a given power budget. To determine the effect on efficiency of application-scaling parameters, this article analyzes system power and performance measurement results for real-world applications exploiting thread- and data-level parallelism on the Blue Gene/L system View full abstract»

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  • So many books

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):82 - 83
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  • Prosecuting your patent

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 88
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    It's a near certainty that the first office action on your patent application will be a rejection. However, a patent application lets you deal with a single person: the patent examiner. You will not have to juggle multiple reviewers who independently insist upon mutually conflicting changes. Philip Emma offers advice for prosecuting your patent through to allowance, the granting of your patent. View full abstract»

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  • [Back inside cover]

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  • Back Cover

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