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Issue 8 • Date Aug. 1994

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  • Validating metrics for ensuring Space Shuttle flight software quality

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 50 - 57
    Cited by:  Papers (9)
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    In this article, we cover the validation of software quality metrics for the Space Shuttle. Experiments with Space Shuttle flight software show that the Boolean OR discriminator function can successfully validate metrics for controlling and predicting quality. Further, we found that statement count and node count are the metrics most closely associated with the discrepancy reports count, and that ... View full abstract»

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  • Where is computing headed?

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 59 - 63
    Cited by:  Papers (9)
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    Technological change is putting entire industries on the betting line. For computer technologists, these shifts can mean opportunity or disappointment as one technology is replaced by another. Therefore, it is important that we consider economic and technical forces when we plan for the future. By studying predictable technology and asking "what if" questions where developments are less certain, w... View full abstract»

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  • COOL: An object-based language for parallel programming

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 13 - 26
    Cited by:  Papers (10)  |  Patents (6)
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    Effectively using shared-memory multiprocessors requires substantial programming effort. We present the programming language COOL (Concurrent Object-Oriented Language), which was designed to exploit coarse-grained parallelism at the task level in shared-memory multiprocessors. COOL's primary design goals are efficiency and expressiveness. By efficiency we mean that the language constructs should b... View full abstract»

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  • Dataflow architectures and multithreading

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 27 - 39
    Cited by:  Papers (18)  |  Patents (3)
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    Contrary to initial expectations, implementing dataflow computers has presented a monumental challenge. Now, however, multithreading offers a viable alternative for building hybrid architectures that exploit parallelism. The eventual success of dataflow computers will depend on their programmability. Traditionally, they've been programmed in languages such as Id and SISAL (Streams and Iterations i... View full abstract»

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  • The status of parallel processing education

    Publication Year: 1994
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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  • Using metrics to evaluate software system maintainability

    Publication Year: 1994 , Page(s): 44 - 49
    Cited by:  Papers (55)
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    Software metrics have been much criticized in the last few years, sometimes justly but more often unjustly, because critics misunderstand the intent behind the technology. Software complexity metrics, for example, rarely measure the "inherent complexity" embedded in software systems, but they do a very good job of comparing the relative complexity of one portion of a system with another. In essenc... View full abstract»

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