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Issue 8 • Date Aug 1995

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  • Multithreaded processor architectures

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):38 - 46
    Cited by:  Papers (13)  |  Patents (94)
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    The authors describe how independent streams of instructions, interwoven on a single processor, fill its otherwise idle cycles and so boost its performance. They detail how such multithreaded architectures take the tack of hiding latency by supporting multiple concurrent streams of execution. When a long-latency operation occurs in one of the threads, another begins execution. In this way, useful ... View full abstract»

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  • The gathering storm in high-density compact disks

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):32 - 37
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (2)
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    The author describes how companies are taking sides over which kind of high-density compact disk to back in the coming war between Sony/Philips and Toshiba/Time Warner. The principles and performance of the competing designs are presented View full abstract»

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  • Superdense optical storage

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):25 - 31
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (1)
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    The CD-ROM has made optical storage a common computing resource. Soon, though, other optical technologies will be cramming even more data into still less space. Four technologies (high-density rewritable disks, optical tape, volume holographic storage and electron trapping) could far exceed today's storage capabilities. Nor are these technologies just research efforts in university or corporate la... View full abstract»

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  • Electronics and the stars [telescope control]

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):16 - 24
    Cited by:  Papers (9)
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    The author describes how real-time control now allows the construction of hitherto impossible telescope designs which now un-`twinkles' the stars and enhances detection of heavenly objects View full abstract»

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