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Computer

Issue 4 • April 2009

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  • [Front cover]

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  • Computer [masthead]

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  • Table of contents

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  • Elsewhere in the CS

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  • Letters

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  • Verizon Ad

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  • Top of the News

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):10 - 13
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    Step by faltering step, the front page has been vanishing from the American news industry. View full abstract»

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  • 32 and 16 Years Ago

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):14 - 15
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    Highlights new technologies being written about in Computer Magazine in 1977 and 1993. View full abstract»

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  • [CS Info Page]

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  • Complex-Event Processing Poised for Growth

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):17 - 20
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    Organizations are increasingly turning to complex-event processing to help make sense of the flood of data they work with. View full abstract»

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  • Securing the Internet's Routing Infrastructure

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):21 - 23
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    Experts have been concerned about the security of the Internet's routing infrastructure, which was designed many years ago. Now, organizations are developing proposals to secure the infrastructure. View full abstract»

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  • News Briefs

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):24 - 27
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  • How Viable Is Digital Rights Management?

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):28 - 34
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    Technologies that aim to protect digital content have fallen short of their mission. The computing community must find ways to make protection schemes interoperable and adopt a use model that lifts restrictions on paid-for protected content. View full abstract»

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  • The Real Cost of a CPU Hour

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):35 - 41
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    IT organizations can now outsource computer hardware by leasing CPU time through cloud computing services. A proposed modeling tool can quantitatively compare the cost of leasing CPU time from these online services to that of purchasing and using a server cluster of equivalent capability. View full abstract»

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  • Embedded Software: Facts, Figures, and Future

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):42 - 52
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    Due to the complex system context of embedded-software applications, defects can cause life-threatening situations, delays can create huge costs, and insufficient productivity can impact entire economies. Providing better estimates, setting objectives, and identifying critical hot spots in embedded-software engineering requires adequate benchmarking data. View full abstract»

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  • Model-Based Verification of Embedded Software

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):53 - 59
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    Current advances in model-based development technology indicate that embedded-software developers can expect more tool support for the whole embedded-software spectrum, from applications to system software. View full abstract»

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  • Reliable Distributed Storage

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):60 - 67
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    A distributed storage service lets clients abstract a single reliable shared storage device using a collection of possibly unreliable computing units. Algorithms that implement this abstraction offer certain tradeoffs and vary according to dimensions such as complexity, the consistency semantics provided, and the types of failures tolerated. View full abstract»

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  • Searching for Definitional Answers on the Web Using Surface Patterns

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):68 - 76
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    A novel question-answering system employs query rewriting techniques to increase the probability of extracting nuggets from various Web snippets by matching surface patterns. Experimental results show the approach's promise versus existing techniques. View full abstract»

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  • BYC [advertisement]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 77
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  • CS membership forms

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  • CS membership forms

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  • Bookshelf

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  • Career opportunities

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  • Advertisers index

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