Computer

Volume 30 Issue 7 • July 1997

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  • Internet splits over domain name controversy

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):12 - 14
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  • Interactive Online 3D's Future

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):15 - 16
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  • When caches aren't enough: data prefetching techniques

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):23 - 30
    Cited by:  Papers (22)  |  Patents (22)
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    With data prefetching, memory systems call data into the cache before the processor needs it, thereby reducing memory-access latency. Using the most suitable techniques is critical to maximizing data prefetching's effectiveness. The authors review three popular prefetching techniques: software-initiated prefetching, sequential hardware-initiated prefetching, and prefetching via reference predictio... View full abstract»

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  • Executable object modeling with statecharts

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):31 - 42
    Cited by:  Papers (141)  |  Patents (13)
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    Statecharts, popular for modeling system behavior in the structural analysis paradigm, are part of a fully executable language set for modeling object-oriented systems. The languages form the core of the emerging Unified Modeling Language. The authors embarked on an effort to develop an integrated set of diagrammatic languages for object modeling, built around statecharts, and to construct a suppo... View full abstract»

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  • Machine vision technology for the forest products industry

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):43 - 48
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (6)
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    From forest to finished product, wood is moved from one processing stage to the next, subject to the decisions of individuals along the way. While this process has worked for hundreds of years, the technology exists today to provide move complete information to the decision makers. Virginia Tech has developed this technology, creating a machine vision prototype for wood products manufacturing. View full abstract»

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  • Vision-based vehicle guidance

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):49 - 55
    Cited by:  Papers (45)  |  Patents (3)
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    This implementation of lane and obstacle detection for an autonomous, self-guided vehicle succeeds by tailoring vision and computational techniques to an affordable SIMD architecture. The authors use a geometrical transform called inverse perspective mapping (IPM). Using a priori knowledge of both the scene and the acquisition device, the IPM technique allows one to remove the perspective effect a... View full abstract»

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  • Visual servoing for online facilities

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):56 - 62
    Cited by:  Papers (10)  |  Patents (5)
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    Visual servoing for online facilities aims at automated manipulation of instrument control parameters based on visual-scene interpretation. It provides a layer of computing that hides the latency in the Internet environment and simplifies the use of scientific imaging instruments. This approach makes remote real-time imaging experiments feasible over unpredictable wide area networks. The authors' ... View full abstract»

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  • Boosting the performance of shared memory multiprocessors

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):63 - 70
    Cited by:  Papers (7)  |  Patents (8)
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    Proposed hardware optimizations to CC-NUMA machines-shared memory multiprocessors that use cache consistency protocols-can shorten the time processors lose because of cache misses and invalidations. The authors look at cost-performance trade-offs for each. View full abstract»

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  • A cache visualization tool

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):71 - 78
    Cited by:  Papers (14)  |  Patents (1)
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    Improved cache performance is crucial to improved code performance. By visualizing cache behavior as the program is simulated, this memory analysis tool dynamically represents cache phenomena. The results can guide developers in making better software and hardware optimizations. The authors have developed a cache visualization tool which both dynamically visualizes cache content and provides relat... View full abstract»

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  • Domain name expansion plan deserves support

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):104 - 105
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  • Optimizing the organization's structure

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):110 - 112
    Cited by:  Patents (5)
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    Manager, employee, or consultant-we all have to contend with and understand the structure of a business organization to get our jobs done. Ideally, such structure reinforces behavior that support business objectives. In reality, we all know of instances in which structure either failed to produce the desired employee performance or in fact deterred performance. The article is not a guide to the ri... View full abstract»

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  • The Next Software Breakthrough

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):113 - 114
    Cited by:  Papers (6)  |  Patents (4)
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  • Imprudent linking weaves a tangled Web

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):115 - 117
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    Hypertext linking is often embraced uncritically by Web authors eager to explore the power of hypertext without first considering its effects on their readers' comprehension. Hypertext linking is not a substitute for thought-we think with ideas, not with dissociated snippets of raw information. Even the most germane bits of information cannot become ideas, regardless of how cleverly they are stack... View full abstract»

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