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Issue 3 • Date March 1993

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  • Processor reconfiguration through instruction-set metamorphosis

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):11 - 18
    Cited by:  Papers (120)  |  Patents (68)
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    The processor reconfiguration through instruction-set metamorphosis (PRISM) general-purpose architecture, which speeds up computationally intensive tasks by augmenting the core processor's functionality with new operations, is described. The PRISM approach adapts the configuration and fundamental operations of a core processing system to the computationally intensive portions of a targeted applica... View full abstract»

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  • Adapting, correcting, and perfecting software estimates: a maintenance metaphor

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):20 - 29
    Cited by:  Papers (6)  |  Patents (1)
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    A hybrid continuous software estimation model supporting adaptive, corrective, and perfective estimation activities is described. The adaptive activity accommodates new system or user requirements or reflects new organizational realities. Corrective maintenance remedies an error detected in the software product, and perfective maintenance eliminates processing inefficiencies and enhances performan... View full abstract»

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  • Concurrent runtime monitoring of formally specified programs

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):32 - 41
    Cited by:  Papers (25)  |  Patents (1)
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    A methodology for continuously monitoring a program for specification consistency during program execution is described. Prior development of the formal specification and program is assumed. The program is annotated with constructs from a formal specification language, and the formal specification constructs are transformed into checking code, which is then inserted into the underlying program. Ca... View full abstract»

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  • Constrained-latency storage access

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):44 - 53
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (5)
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    A class of constrained-latency storage access (CLSA) applications that require both large amounts of storage and guarantees for short latencies are presented. A range of existing approaches to meeting the requirements of CLSA applications is surveyed. Their limitations indicate that the technology does not yet exist to support complex CLSA applications on general-purpose storage architectures. A v... View full abstract»

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  • Object-oriented intelligent computer-integrated design, process planning, and inspection

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):54 - 65
    Cited by:  Papers (15)
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    The methodology for developing intelligent integrated computer-aided design and manufacturing systems based on object-oriented principles is discussed. The ways in which the application of these principles affects the nature of these systems are reviewed. The implementation of an automated, intelligent, and flexible computer-integrated-manufacturing (CIM) system prototype using an object-oriented ... View full abstract»

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  • Layoffs in the computer industry

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):66 - 71
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    The worldwide recession in the computer industry has resulted in substantial layoffs among computer professionals. Even more critical than the current slump is the permanent restructuring underway in the industry. Many jobs lost during this global downturn are likely to be gone from corporate organization charts forever. The changes in industry employment in the US are outlined, and the long-term ... View full abstract»

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  • Rate monotonic analysis for real-time systems

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):73 - 74
    Cited by:  Papers (9)
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    Rate monotonic analysis (RMA), a mathematical approach that helps ensure that a real-time system meets its performance requirements, is discussed. It does so through a collection of quantitative methods and algorithms that let engineers understand, analyze, and predict the timing behavior of their designs. An application of RMA to an air traffic control system is described.<> View full abstract»

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  • A software reliability engineering practice

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):77 - 79
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    A recently adopted best current practice (BCP) at AT&T involving performing software reliability engineering (SRE) tasks over the software life cycle is discussed. Software reliability is defined as the capability of a software product to operate failure-free for a given period under specified operating conditions. The support mechanisms for the SRE BCP are described.<> View full abstract»

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