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Issue 12 • Date Dec. 2008

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  • [Front cover]

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 2 - 3
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  • Article summaries

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 4
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  • Letters

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 5 - 6
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  • Enhancements to Society's Products and Services: Report of Progress Made in 2008

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 7 - 9
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  • Evolutionary Fervor

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 10 - 12
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    The business community, especially that part involved with high technology, has long embraced the notion that progress is an evolutionary process that comes with markets, competition, and the survival of the fittest. In the world of the computer, the idea of evolutionary change has been applied to almost every aspect of the field. The software evolution metaphor offers a certain amount of insight ... View full abstract»

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  • 32 and 16 Years Ago

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 13 - 14
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    Highlights new technologies being written about in Computer Magazine in 1976 and 1992. View full abstract»

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  • Reducing the Storage Burden via Data Deduplication

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 15 - 17
    Cited by:  Papers (11)  |  Patents (12)
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    Deduplication identifies and eliminates redundant information, thereby reducing volumes. Technology savvy industries such as financial services, pharmaceuticals, and telecommunications are already adopting deduplication. However, the technology can be costly, can consume a lot of processing resources and energy, and is not well suited to all users. View full abstract»

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  • Wireless HD Video Heats Up

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 18 - 20
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    To eliminate cables and provide installation flexibility, consumers want the various elements of their home-entertainment systems to communicate wirelessly. In response, vendors are developing wireless high-definition video technologies. View full abstract»

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  • News Briefs

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 21 - 23
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  • Extending Amdahl's Law for Energy-Efficient Computing in the Many-Core Era

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 24 - 31
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    An updated take on Amdahl's analytical model uses modern design constraints to analyze many-core design alternatives. The revised models provide computer architects with a better understanding of many-core design types, enabling them to make more informed tradeoffs. View full abstract»

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  • Computer celebrates NASA's 50th anniversary

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 32 - 33
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  • Universal Systems Language: Lessons Learned from Apollo

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 34 - 43
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    Based on a preventive, development-before-the-fact philosophy that does not allow errors in the first place, the Universal Systems Language has evolved over several decades, offering system engineers and software developers a language they can use to solve problems previously considered next to impossible to solve with traditional approaches. View full abstract»

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  • Autonomy for Mars Rovers: Past, Present, and Future

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 44 - 50
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    The vehicles used to explore the Martian surface require a high degree of autonomy to navigate challenging and unknown terrain, investigate targets, and detect scientific events. Increased autonomy will be critical to the success of future missions. In July 1997, as part of NASA's Mars Pathfinder mission, the Sojourner rover became the first spacecraft to autonomously drive on another planet. The ... View full abstract»

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  • [CS Info Page]

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 51
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  • An Integrated Hydrologic Modeling and Data Assimilation Framework

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 52 - 59
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    The Land Information System (LIS) is a multiscale hydrologic modeling and data assimilation framework that integrates the use of satellite and ground-based observational data products with advanced land-surface modeling tools to aid several application areas, including water resources management, numerical weather prediction, agricultural management, air quality, and military mobility assessment. View full abstract»

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  • Using Genetic Algorithms to Model Road Networks

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 60 - 67
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    A model based on genetic algorithms views the allocation of people and private vehicles as an optimization problem, anticipating traffic congestion effects and adjusting the infrastructure accordingly. View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Computer Society Membership [advertisement]

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 68
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  • CS membership forms

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  • CS membership forms

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 70
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  • Bookshelf

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 71
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  • Career opportunities

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 72 - 83
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  • Annual Index

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 84 - 96
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  • Isaak Named 2009 Computer Society President-Elect

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 97 - 98
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  • Computer Recognizes Expert Reviewers and Departing Editors

    Publication Year: 2008 , Page(s): 99 - 100
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Computer, the flagship publication of the IEEE Computer Society, publishes peer-reviewed articles written for and by professionals representing the full spectrum of computing technology from hardware to software and from current research to new applications.

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University of Florida
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