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Issue 5 • May 1993

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  • Computer science in Japanese universities

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):62 - 70
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    It is argued that despite associating Japan with high technology, most Western scientists know little about computer science in Japan. Many factors contribute to this phenomenon, including language and cultural differences, a shortage of readily available information, and a degree of technical chauvinism. On the basis of observations made during sabbaticals in Japan, the authors provide an informa... View full abstract»

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  • Adaptive routing protocols for hypercube interconnection networks

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):12 - 23
    Cited by:  Papers (69)  |  Patents (9)
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    A taxonomy for characterizing adaptive routing protocols for hypercube interconnection networks (HINs) is presented. The taxonomy is based on classes of routing decisions common to any HIN. This taxonomy is used to discuss existing and proposed protocols. Rather than an exhaustive enumeration of related research, the protocols selected for discussion are intended to be representative of the classe... View full abstract»

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  • Example-based graphical database query languages

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):25 - 38
    Cited by:  Papers (20)  |  Patents (2)
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    Several user-friendly graphical database query languages that let users formulate a query by specifying a graphically aided example on the screen are compared. One of the earliest such languages, M.M. Zloof's (1977) Query-by-Example, is described. Other languages discussed are Aggregates-by-Example, Summary-Table-by-Example, and Query-by-Statistical-Relational-Table for statistical and scientific ... View full abstract»

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  • Easy-to-use object-oriented parallel processing with Mentat

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):39 - 51
    Cited by:  Papers (70)  |  Patents (3)
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    Mentat, an object-oriented parallel processing system designed to directly address the difficulty of developing architecture-independent parallel programs, is discussed. The Mentat system consists of two components: the Mentat programming language and the Mentat runtime system. The Mentat programming language, which is based on C++, is described. Performance results from implementing the Mentat ru... View full abstract»

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  • Efficient program tracing

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):52 - 61
    Cited by:  Papers (56)  |  Patents (44)
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    A program trace lists the addresses of instructions executed and data referenced during a program's execution. Earlier approaches to collecting program traces, including abstract execution and optimal control tracing, are reviewed. Two tracing systems based on these techniques are presented. Results collected when using the later systems on several programs show significant reductions in the cost ... View full abstract»

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  • Revised standard addresses design requirements for computers used in nuclear power-plant safety systems

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):76 - 79
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    The IEEE Nuclear Engineering Committee has standards that address hardware issues. The IEEE Computer Society has standards addressing software. The P-7-4.3.2, IEEE standard criteria for digital computers in safety systems of nuclear power generating stations, which brings together standards from both groups to address the integration of computer hardware and software with noncomputer hardware, is ... View full abstract»

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