Computer

Volume 30 Issue 11 • Nov. 1997

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  • In search of real-time Internet service

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):14 - 16
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    Many organizations would like to use the Internet for applications that require real time service, such as telephony. The Internet has not lent itself to such service in the past, but various products, services, and standards could help solve the Internet's quality-of-service problem. View full abstract»

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  • Virtual private networks: leveraging the Internet

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):18 - 20
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (1)
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    Proponents say virtual private networks could be the wave of the networking future for one very important reason: VPNs transmit data via the Internet, rather than via expensive traditional private networks. Proponents are quick to mention the significant cost savings organizations can realize by using networks that employ the Internet backbone as a data pipeline rather than networks that rely on l... View full abstract»

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  • Intelligent agents in the nuclear industry

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):28 - 31
    Cited by:  Papers (13)  |  Patents (2)
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    Looks at how cooperative multiagent systems designed for monitoring and diagnosing real-time nuclear power plant failures can help operators better anticipate operational problems. View full abstract»

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  • Teaching agents to learn: from user study to implementation

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):36 - 44
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    In order to understand how best to create a system that can learn, we conducted an experiment in which users attempt to train an intelligent agent to edit a bibliography. In our experiment, a researcher sat behind a curtain masquerading as the intelligent agent, which we named Turvy. To make the experiment as useful as possible for constructing a real software agent, we set limits on Turvy's abili... View full abstract»

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  • Keeping Pace with an Information Society

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):46 - 57
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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  • Agents of change: educating software engineering leaders

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):59 - 65
    Cited by:  Papers (18)
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    Most professional degree programs for software engineering focus on solving today's problems with today's technologies. Carnegie Mellon's Master of Software Engineering program takes a different approach, preparing engineers to work with new science and technology throughout their careers and helping them become agents of change in the industry. The approach aims to cultivate future leaders in sof... View full abstract»

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  • Asynchronous processor survey

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):67 - 76
    Cited by:  Papers (7)  |  Patents (6)
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    Virtually all computers today are synchronous. As systems grow increasingly large and complex the clock can cause big problems with clock skew, a timing delay that can create havoc with the overall design. It can also increase the circuit silicon and power dissipation, which can affect overheating and power supplies. Computer architecture researchers are actively considering asynchronous processor... View full abstract»

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  • Predicate caching for data-intensive autonomous systems

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):77 - 83
    Cited by:  Patents (2)
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    Predicate caching is a powerful memory caching technique especially suitable for a class of applications called autonomous systems. These systems can act according to presupplied logic that defines predictable, repetitive data access requests. This class includes rule-based systems, expert systems, logic programs, active database systems, database integrity constraints, triggers, alerters, and aut... View full abstract»

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  • ISO 14001: the green standard

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):133 - 134
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    ISO 14001 is a comprehensive Environmental Management System (EMS) that, when adopted, enables organizations to formulate corporate objectives in the context of environmentally oriented legislative requirements and general environmental concerns. ISO 14001 helps control the environmental effects of an organization's activities by helping each complying organization clearly define its environmental... View full abstract»

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  • Building the Vision: Lessons for all Leaders

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):135 - 136
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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  • The opportunity of a millennium [Year 2000 problem]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):137 - 138
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    The authors discuss the origins of the Year 2000 problem. They consider how the millennium problem goes much deeper than programmers setting two digit date fields. It is related to abstraction, information hiding, modularity, and reuse. In other words, the problem concerns the set of fundamental software engineering issues that object technology addresses. Because the conversion effort is so huge ... View full abstract»

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  • Web-based education experiences

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):139 - 143
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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    The World Wide Web has the potential to revolutionize instruction and increase educational opportunities across corporate, government and educational sectors. Not only will the Web enable distance learning and peer-to-peer connectivity, but it will also enhance student feedback and let instructors understand whether and how long students have studied a particular lesson. It also has the potential ... View full abstract»

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  • Cars, phones, and Tamagotchi tribes

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):144 - 143
    Cited by:  Patents (8)
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    As if life isn't already crowded enough with obligations, "Tamagotchis" (virtual pets) would seem to be at odds with the Information Age, but cars, phones and TV-like appliances will become more like Tamagotchis as the friction-free economy once again expresses itself in tribalism. My premise is simple: the friction-free economy rewards retro-cultures that yearn to return to agrarian tribalism. Se... View full abstract»

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