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Issue 11 • Date Nov. 1994

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  • Supercomputing: same name, different game

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):6 - 8
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    Vendors agree that price/performance will be an important factor in determining who stays in the supercomputing game. The supercomputer faces competition from both ends of the spectrum-the mainframe and the desktop.<> View full abstract»

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  • Flag-oriented parallel associative architectures and applications

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):41 - 52
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (1)
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    Flag transformation, a new design concept for parallel associative memory and processor architectures, maps word-oriented data into flag-oriented data. A flag vector represents each word in a set. The flag position corresponds to the value of the transformed word, and all flags in a vector are processed simultaneously to obtain parallel operations. The results of complex search operations performe... View full abstract»

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  • An optical associative parallel processor for high-speed database processing. Theoretical concepts and experimental results

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):65 - 72
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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    We have devised a novel architecture, called the Optical Content-Addressable Parallel Processor for Relational database Processing (OCAPPRP), that exploits the advantages of optics for performing word-parallel and bit-parallel equivalence and relative magnitude searches of database tables in constant time. Moreover, our experimental optoelectronic implementation of the associative processing porti... View full abstract»

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  • Associative processing and processors

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):12 - 17
    Cited by:  Papers (7)  |  Patents (13)
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    Associative memory concerns the concept that one idea may trigger the recall of a different but related idea. Traditional computers, however, rely upon a memory design that stores and retrieves data by its address rather than its content. In such a search, every accessed data word must travel individually between the processing unit and the memory. The simplicity of this retrieval-by-address appro... View full abstract»

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  • ASC: an associative-computing paradigm

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):19 - 25
    Cited by:  Papers (28)  |  Patents (4)
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    Today's increased computing speeds allow conventional sequential machines to effectively emulate associative computing techniques. We present a parallel programming paradigm called ASC (ASsociative Computing), designed for a wide range of computing engines. Our paradigm has an efficient associative-based, dynamic memory-allocation mechanism that does not use pointers. It incorporates data parallel... View full abstract»

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  • An associative architecture for genetic algorithm-based machine learning

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):27 - 38
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    Machine-based learning will eventually be applied to solve real-world problems. In this work, an associative architecture teams up with hybrid AI algorithms to solve a letter prediction problem with promising results. This article describes an investigation and simulation of a massively parallel learning classifier system (LCS) that was developed from a specialized associative architecture joined ... View full abstract»

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  • The IXM2 parallel associative processor for AI

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):53 - 63
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (9)
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    Describes the IXM2 associative processor and its main application in speech-to-speech translation. The IXM2 is a semantic memory system machine that began as a faithful implementation of the NETL semantic network machine and grew into a massively parallel SIMD machine that has demonstrated the power of large associative memories. Such processors can support robust performance in speech application... View full abstract»

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  • Parallel computing: glory and collapse

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):74 - 75
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    A decade ago, university researchers were in love with parallel computers, and the US government amorously responded. Those were the days of glory, but times have changed: the market for massively parallel computers has collapsed, and many companies have gone out of business, but the researchers are still in love with parallel computing.<> View full abstract»

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  • Mobile agents make a network an open platform for third-party developers

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):89 - 90
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    Remote programming enables occasionally connected devices to de things that would be prohibitively expensive with remote procedure calling. Mobile agents simplify the developmen t and introduction of new communicating applications.<> View full abstract»

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  • Robo-Mop gets wrung out [software-related patents]

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):91 - 92
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    It's a mistake to underestimate the power of a US patent, especially in the hands of a direct competitor. One jury valued a software-related patent at $120 million-a large verdict for any kind of patent.<> View full abstract»

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  • Streamlining the standards development process

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):93 - 94
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    The technical quality of an IEEE standard and its expeditious delivery to the user community are the responsibility of highly competent professionals, working in committees, to achieve those results. In a way, these goals are compelling forces. Rushing a standard by sacrificing quality is unacceptable, yet it is equally unacceptable to miss a market niche by delivering a standard too late. That is... View full abstract»

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