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Computer

Issue 8 • Aug. 1988

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  • Multicomputers: message-passing concurrent computers

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):9 - 24
    Cited by:  Papers (272)  |  Patents (9)
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    A status report is provided on the architecture and programming of a family of concurrent computers that are organized as ensembles of small programmable computers called nodes, connected by a message-passing network, each with its own private memory. The architecture of the multicomputer is described and contrasted with that of the shared-memory multiprocessor, and the concept of grain size (whic... View full abstract»

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  • Architecture and applications of the Connection Machine

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):26 - 38
    Cited by:  Papers (152)  |  Patents (22)
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    The concept of data-parallel computers is explained, and their architecture of the Connection Machine (CM), which implements this approach, is described. It provides 64 K physical processing elements, millions of virtual processing elements with its virtual processor mechanism, and general-purpose, reconfigurable communications networks. The evolution of the CM architecture is examined, and the so... View full abstract»

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  • Automatic programming: myths and prospects

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):40 - 51
    Cited by:  Papers (57)  |  Patents (1)
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    The authors consider five common myths about automatic programming and expose the fallacies on which they rest. They attempt to provide an accurate picture of these systems in terms of what the user sees, how the system works, and what the system knows. They describe commercially available systems and discuss what is on the horizon.<> View full abstract»

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  • The 1986-7 Taulbee survey (computer science graduates, employment survey)

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):53 - 61
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    The authors describe the results of a survey completed in December 1987 on the production and employment of PhDs and faculty of PhD-granting computer science/engineering departments during the academic year, 1986-7. All 123 computer science departments (111 US and 12 Canadian) participated. In addition, for the first time, 22 US departments offering the PhD in computer engineering (CE) were includ... View full abstract»

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