Computer

Issue 2 • Feb. 1989

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  • Composing user interfaces with InterViews

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):8 - 22
    Cited by:  Papers (131)  |  Patents (31)
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    The authors describe a user interface toolkit, InterViews, that offers a rich set of composition mechanisms and a variety of predefined objects, allowing easy implementation of complex user interfaces. InterViews supports composition of three object categories, each implemented as a hierarchy of object classes derived from a common base class. The categories are interactive objects, structured gra... View full abstract»

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  • Performance of multiprocessor interconnection networks

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):25 - 37
    Cited by:  Papers (59)  |  Patents (1)
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    A tutorial is provided on the performance evaluation of multiprocessor interconnection networks, to guide system designers in their design process. A classification of parallel/distributed systems is followed by a classification of multiprocessor interconnection networks. Basic terminology for performance evaluation is presented. The performance of crossbar interconnection networks, multistage int... View full abstract»

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  • Code optimization across procedures

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):42 - 50
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (14)
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    Procedure calls can be a major obstacle to the analysis of computer programs, preventing significant improvements in program speed. A broad range of techniques, each of which is in some sense interprocedural by nature, is considered to overcome this obstacle. Some techniques rely on interprocedural dataflow in their analysis. Others require interprocedural information in the form of detailed profi... View full abstract»

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  • Issues in Ada compiler technology

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):52 - 60
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    The key technical issues involved in producing high-quality Ada compilers and related support tools are discussed. These include real-time issues, programming tools and environments, and code optimization. Also addressed are some important problems that compiler designers face, for example, determining which deficiencies of existing Ada systems can be attributed to the language and which are simpl... View full abstract»

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  • Computing as a discipline

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):63 - 70
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    A summary is given of a report that had the following goals: to describe computer science in a way that emphasizes fundamental questions and significant accomplishments; to propose a teaching paradigm for computer science that conforms to traditional scientific standards, emphasizes the development of competence in the field, and harmoniously integrates theory, experimentation, and design; and to ... View full abstract»

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  • 1988 Snowbird report: a discipline matures [computer science education]

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):72 - 75
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    Chairs of departments in the US and Canada that offer doctorates in computer science and engineering had their biannual meeting in Snowbird, Utah, July 11-13, 1988. The authors sum up the views expressed at that meeting. The impression emerged that the discipline of computing is maturing and should take a more active role in articulating how its own needs, concerns, and basic research impact other... View full abstract»

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