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Computer

Issue 12 • Dec. 1988

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  • Mapping the design information representation terrain

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):8 - 23
    Cited by:  Papers (25)
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    Some early results from an ongoing design representation technology survey and assessment are presented. The objectives were to provide a context for the evaluation of alternatives for representation of software design information and to serve as a catalyst for further research in the area. The scope of the problem and the survey approach are described. A rough 'technology map' of the design repre... View full abstract»

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  • A case for direct-mapped caches

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):25 - 40
    Cited by:  Papers (108)  |  Patents (22)
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    Direct-mapped caches are defined, and it is shown that trends toward larger cache sizes and faster hit times favor their use. The arguments are restricted initially to single-level caches in uniprocessors. They are then extended to two-level cache hierarchies. How and when these arguments for caches in uniprocessors apply to caches in multiprocessors are also discussed.<> View full abstract»

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  • Segue: support for distributed graphical interfaces

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):42 - 55
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    The authors describe their experiences developing Segue, an interface tool for supporting application programs that manipulate tree-like data structures. This semantic domain, although restrictive, includes a number of important application programs, such as structured editors, incremental compilers, and file system managers. The user interface tools described here support the Distributed Ada Prog... View full abstract»

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  • Inheritance of synchronization and recovery properties in Avalon/C++

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):57 - 69
    Cited by:  Papers (31)  |  Patents (5)
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    The authors describe their experience adapting inheritance mechanisms to a new application domain, reliable distributed systems. They give an overview of Avalon/C++, a programming language under development that allows programmers to 'customize' the synchronization and fault-tolerance properties of data types by letting them inherit properties such as serializability and crash recovery from a libr... View full abstract»

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  • Software for supercomputers

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):70 - 74
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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    The United States Activities Board of the IEEE takes the position that the US must accelerate the development of advanced scientific computing capability. The subcommittee reiterates the position taken in their prior report and restates its belief that the government should pursue an active role. It further proposes an action agenda to enable the universities, the private sector, and the governmen... View full abstract»

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