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IEEE Distributed Systems Online

Issue 8 • Date Aug. 2008

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  • Think Parallel: Teaching Parallel Programming Today

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 1
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    Parallel computing is rapidly entering mainstream computing, and multicore processors can now be found in the heart of supercomputers, desktop computers, and laptops. Consequently, applications will increasingly need to be parallelized to fully exploit the multicore processor throughput gains that are becoming available. Unfortunately, writing parallel code is more complex than writing serial code... View full abstract»

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  • On the (Un)Reliability of TCP Connections: The Return of the End-to-End Argument

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 2
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    Developers often use TCP connections to realize reliable point-to-point communication in distributed systems. A common issue in such systems' design is whether a middleware or an application can rely solely on TCP or if a higher-level reliable mechanism should be implemented above it. A related question is whether developers can use the breakage of TCP for failure detection. The famous end-to-end ... View full abstract»

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  • Parallel Metaheuristics

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 3
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  • When Web 2.0 Becomes Web Uh-Oh

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 4
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