By Topic

Computer

Issue 6 • Date June 1994

Filter Results

Displaying Results 1 - 6 of 6
  • Genetic algorithms: a survey

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):17 - 26
    Cited by:  Papers (319)  |  Patents (19)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1178 KB)

    Genetic algorithms provide an alternative to traditional optimization techniques by using directed random searches to locate optimal solutions in complex landscapes. We introduce the art and science of genetic algorithms and survey current issues in GA theory and practice. We do not present a detailed study, instead, we offer a quick guide into the labyrinth of GA research. First, we draw the anal... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Genetic-algorithm programming environments

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):28 - 43
    Cited by:  Papers (50)  |  Patents (7)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (2651 KB)

    This review classifies genetic-algorithm environments into application-oriented systems, algorithm-oriented systems, and toolkits. It also presents detailed case studies of leading environments. Following Holland's (1975) original genetic algorithm proposal, many variations of the basic algorithm have been introduced. However. an important and distinctive feature of all GAs is the population-handl... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • PowerPC 601 and Alpha 21064: a tale of two RISCs

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):46 - 58
    Cited by:  Papers (18)  |  Patents (3)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1378 KB)

    A discussion is given on two RISC implementations: from Digital Equipment Corporation, the Alpha 21064, and from IBM/Motorola/Apple, the PowerPC 601. Both are superscalar implementations, that is, they can sustain execution of two or more instructions per clock cycle. Otherwise, these two implementations present vastly different philosophies for achieving high performance. The PowerPC 601 focuses ... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Conceptual entropy and its effect on class hierarchies

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):59 - 63
    Cited by:  Papers (9)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (643 KB)

    All systems that undergo frequent change characteristically tend toward disorder. This is known as entropy and is recognized in all branches of science. Class hierarchies are shared structures which, if useful, undergo frequent change in the form of additional subclassing, modification to existing classes, and sometimes the restructuring of the hierarchy itself. Given this frequent change, we can ... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Object-oriented techniques in hardware design

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):64 - 70
    Cited by:  Papers (22)  |  Patents (1)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1110 KB)

    We focus on using object-oriented techniques to improve the hardware design process. The advantages of these techniques for hardware design include: improved modifiability and maintainability of models; easy component instantiation with different parameters; quick composition of new components; the ability to identify and reuse common components; the ability to tailor general-purpose components to... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Real time: further misconceptions (or half-truths) [real-time systems]

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):71 - 76
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (885 KB)

    J.A. Stankovic (see ibid., vol. 21, no. 10, p. 10-19, 1988) analyzed some common misconceptions about real-time computing. His analysis addressed the very notion of real-time computing and touched upon the applicability of concepts that have proven useful in nonreal-time modeling of reactive systems, such as interleaving models, nondeterminism, and fairness. From his viewpoint, such concepts are n... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.

Aims & Scope

Computer, the flagship publication of the IEEE Computer Society, publishes peer-reviewed articles written for and by computer researchers and practitioners representing the full spectrum of computing and information technology, from hardware to software and from emerging research to new applications. 

Full Aims & Scope

Meet Our Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Sumi Helal
University of Florida
sumi.helal@gmail.com