Computing in Science & Engineering

Volume 5 Issue 1 • Jan.-Feb. 2003

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  • Reviewer Thanks

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 3
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  • The end of Moore's Law?

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):18 - 19
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  • Beyond Moore's Law: the interconnect era

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):20 - 24
    Cited by:  Papers (76)  |  Patents (72)
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    Reversing early limitations on Moore's low, interconnectors have replaced transistors as the main determinants of chip performance. This "tyranny of interconnectors" will only escalate in the future, and thus the nanoelectronics that follow silicon must be interconnect-centric. This new technology will likely use "transistors" that approach, if not surpass, the 0.1 ps latency of 10 nm generation s... View full abstract»

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  • Beyond the silicon transistor: personal observations

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):25 - 29
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    Will progress in the miniaturization of silicon transistors soon come to an end? Silicon pessimists and the proponents of revolutionary new devices and circuit architectures have been consistently wrong for decades. The author explores past, present, and possible futures of this elusive aspect of computing technology. Possible successors may be carbon nanotube transistors, DNA computing or quantum... View full abstract»

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  • Stellarators: the once and future thing

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):4 - 7
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    Some ideas go out of fashion, only to come back in when their execution is feasible. One of those ideas is the stellarator, a fusion energy device that resembles the more symmetric tokamak and offers some unique advantages-along with some unique design problems. Like the tokamak, a stellarator is a ring of plasma confined within magnetic coils. Unlike a tokamak-where the ring looks like an inflate... View full abstract»

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  • Oxford Internet Institute debuts

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):8 - 13
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    In July 2002, American social scientist Bill Dutton was appointed director of the Oxford Internet Institute at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. The Oxford Internet Institute (www.oii.ox.ac.uk) aims to become, according to its published mission statement, "the world's leading multidisciplinary academic centre focused on furthering understanding of the economic, political, institutional, sci... View full abstract»

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  • DLR's VirtualLab: scientific software just a mouse click away

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):70 - 79
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    The VirtualLab developed at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) aims to bring scientific programs and their potential users closer. Our VL concept has a distinctive, three-part goal: to make broad scientific applications available for online execution via the Internet along with tightly integrated, searchable, coarsely standardized documentation under minimal effort. View full abstract»

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  • Physlets for quantum mechanics

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):90 - 97
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    Educators have often pinned their hopes of better instruction on emerging technologies such as television, computers, and the World Wide Web, yet teaching with technology-without a sound pedagogy-yields no significant educational gain. In addition, students often approach typical end-of-chapter textbook problems by finding a formula that contains the variables given in the problem statement, rathe... View full abstract»

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  • Protein folding in silico: an overview

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):64 - 69
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    Understanding the mechanism that drives a protein into its unique, biologically active structure, and predicting this structure and the protein's corresponding function from knowledge about its amino acid sequence, is called the protein-folding problem. The inherent difficulties in solving experimentally a protein's tertiary structure only amplify the problem. Whereas it takes only hours to days t... View full abstract»

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  • Sustaining Moore's law and the US economy

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):30 - 38
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    Faster and cheaper information technologies have ushered in fundamental transformations in the US economy. The continuing potential of the semiconductor industry to power this IT revolution rests on its ability to remain on the trajectory foreseen by Gordon Moore. This article reviews the role of the semiconductor industry in the US economy, covering such topics as: industry changes; industry grow... View full abstract»

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  • Zipping out relevant information

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):80 - 85
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    Although the abundance of information and its accessibility represents an important cultural advance, it also introduces a new challenge: retrieving relevant information. However, the growing body of available data provides an ideal test bed for theoretical constructions and models. This opportunity has stimulated considerable interest from researchers in many different communities-physicists, mat... View full abstract»

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  • Computational methods for modeling parachute systems

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):39 - 46
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    Using computational models in parachute system development can improve performance. For successful modeling, however, several challenges must be addressed, particularly the interaction between parachute structural dynamics and aerodynamics. View full abstract»

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  • Visualizing Bose-Einstein condensates

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):86 - 89
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    We present a method for visualizing numerical simulations of Bose-Einstein condensates, discuss the visualization process, which includes selecting a color scheme and the application of a volume rendering model, and describe our visualization's impact on associated scientific research. View full abstract»

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  • Estimating the work in integer partitioning

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):48 - 56
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    The authors developed an approach for estimating the work done by the best-known integer-partitioning methods for a given data set, and it works without running the partitioning program itself. This method can also estimate the number of perfect partitions in a given data set. View full abstract»

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  • Java and Grande applications

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):60 - 62
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    Soon after Java became popular for Internet applications, many other fields began looking at it. While Java's original thrust was client-side applets, today its dominant use is in large enterprise servers running business middleware. Its original client-side use is of secondary importance. Java for high-performance computing has been a popular issue and the subject of annual workshops over the las... View full abstract»

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