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Issue 4 • April 2000

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  • Focus on awards

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):80 - 84
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  • XML: an interview with Peter Flynn

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):113 - 116
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    The developers of XML (Extensible Markup Language) intended it as a metalanguage?? a language in which you can describe another language - for designing your own markup. Today, businesses see XML as a way to tag data so they can interchange it among applications, and groups are developing XML-based languages for exchanging data for business-tobusiness e-commerce, directory services, financial tran... View full abstract»

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  • When atoms and bits collide: detroit goes digital

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):120, 118 - 119
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  • Fundamental ideas and change

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):115 - 116
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  • Denial-of-service attacks rip the internet

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):12 - 17
    Cited by:  Papers (94)  |  Patents (5)
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  • Configurable computing: technology and applications

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):39 - 40
    Cited by:  Papers (10)  |  Patents (19)
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  • PipeRench: a reconfigurable architecture and compiler

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):70 - 77
    Cited by:  Papers (169)  |  Patents (175)
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    With the proliferation of highly specialized embedded computer systems has come a diversification of workloads for computing devices. General-purpose processors are struggling to efficiently meet these applications' disparate needs, and custom hardware is rarely feasible. According to the authors, reconfigurable computing, which combines the flexibility of general-purpose processors with the effic... View full abstract»

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  • Coping with Java programming stress

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):30 - 38
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    Despite Java attributes (memory management, strong type checking, and built-in support for exception handling) that promote reliable, bug-free software, some features contribute to, rather than alleviate, programmer stress because they create obscure places for bugs to hide. The authors have identified seven features that can lead to particularly resistant bugs. Their goal is not to indict Java-th... View full abstract»

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  • Video image processing with the Sonic architecture

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):50 - 57
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    Current industrial video-processing systems use a mixture of high-performance workstations and application-specific integrated circuits. However, video image processing in the professional broadcast environment requires more computational power and data throughput than most of today's general-purpose computers can provide. In addition, using ASICs for video image processing is both inflexible and ... View full abstract»

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  • Recent advances in wired networking

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):107 - 109
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    With the Internet quickly becoming a part of everyone's life and wireless devices being adopted by an increasingly mobile work force, networking has lately experienced an unprecedented number of advances. These advances have resulted in pushing high-speed networking into new domains. Significant progress has also been made in the design of new networking applications and middleware, and toward sol... View full abstract»

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  • The Garp architecture and C compiler

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):62 - 69
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    Various projects and products have been built using off-the-shelf field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) as computation accelerators for specific tasks. Such systems typically connect one or more FPGAs to the host computer via an I/O bus. Some have shown remarkable speedups, albeit limited to specific application domains. Many factors limit the general usefulness of such systems. Long reconfigurat... View full abstract»

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  • Leveraging inconsistency in software development

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):24 - 29
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    Software engineers make use of many descriptions, including analysis models, specifications, designs, program code, user guides, test plans, change requests, style guides, schedules, and process models. But since different developers construct and update these descriptions at various times during development, maintaining consistency among descriptions presents several problems. Descriptions tend t... View full abstract»

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  • The density advantage of configurable computing

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):41 - 49
    Cited by:  Papers (143)  |  Patents (146)
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    More and more, field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are accelerating computing applications. The absolute performance achieved by these configurable machines has been impressive-often one to two orders of magnitude greater than processor-based alternatives. Configurable computing is one of the fastest, most economical ways to solve problems such as RSA (Rivest-Shamir-Adelman) decryption, DNA seq... View full abstract»

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  • Reconfigurable accelerators for combinatorial problems

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):58 - 60
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    Reconfigurable accelerators can improve process time on combinatorial problems with fine-grained parallelism. Such problems contain a huge number of logical operations (NOT, AND and OR) that can evaluate simultaneously, a characteristic that varies considerably from problem to problem. Because of this variability, such combinatorial problems are approached using instance-specific reconfiguration-h... View full abstract»

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  • Using technology and innovation to simulate daily life

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):110 - 112
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    “The Sims” is a synthetic doll's house embodied in a computer game. Besides topping sales charts and generating endless discussions among computer gamers, The Sims has received attention from various prestigious publications. Far more than a doll's house, The Sims evokes comparisons to a Greek myth in which you can play the deity, manipulating the lives of unaware humans. The trouble w... View full abstract»

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