Computer

Issue 2 • Feb. 1994

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  • Exploiting the parallelism available in loops

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):13 - 26
    Cited by:  Papers (44)  |  Patents (1)
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    Because a loop's body often executes many times, loops provide a rich opportunity for exploiting parallelism. This article explains scheduling techniques and compares results on different architectures. Since parallel architectures differ in synchronization overhead, instruction scheduling constraints, memory latencies, and implementation details, determining the best approach for exploiting paral... View full abstract»

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  • Defining requirements for a standard simulation environment

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):28 - 34
    Cited by:  Papers (13)
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    A simulation environment combines the many elements of simulation into one powerful tool. A standard based on a reference model would benefit users and researchers alike. We define a reference model for general-purpose discrete-event simulation environments, as well as the associated requirements for the model's functional layers, to be used as the basis for a future standard. We characterize envi... View full abstract»

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  • A methodology for design, test, and evaluation of real-time systems

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):35 - 48
    Cited by:  Papers (6)
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    This article presents a methodology that is suitable for use as part of either a prototyping approach or a component-reuse approach. This methodology integrates modeling and simulation as well as developmental and operational testing over the life cycle. The type of systems or components we address operate in real time. Designing and testing real-time systems involves the use of multiple processor... View full abstract»

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  • Ada System Dependency Analyzer tool

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):49 - 55
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (3)
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    A major thrust of modern software engineering methods, languages, and tools is to promote software visibility and to present information about the underlying software architecture. With large, complex software systems, automated tools are indispensable for identifying the architectural components, the structure that interconnects them, and other subtle dependencies. This article describes the cons... View full abstract»

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  • Implementing a software configuration management environment

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):56 - 61
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    Software configuration management (CM) environments are an active field of industrial endeavor that has not been well discussed in the software engineering literature. The capabilities required by those environments are in addition to the usual capabilities specified for software development environments and have not yet found their way into the integrated project support environment discussions. ... View full abstract»

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  • Computer science for the many

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):62 - 73
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    People read in the newspapers about computer chips, supercomputers, artificial intelligence, and myriad new technologies, and they want to understand them. Is there a better way to give them a grasp of computing than by providing the superficial view a typical of ordinary "computer literacy" courses, without making them struggle through the rigorous curriculum required in a computer science educat... View full abstract»

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