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View Resource Enabling Applications on the Grid - A GridLab Overview

This paper on computational grid technology is scheduled to be published in the International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications in August 2003. The first part of the paper discusses the great potential of grid computing in scientific and business scenarios, as well as the challenges that must be overcome if it is to be more widely adopted. A specific grid architecture, called...

http://www.gridlab.org/Resources/Papers/ijhpca_gridlab_2003....
View Resource A Survey of Socially Interactive Robots

The Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University is very active in the development of robots whose function relies on efficient communication and interaction with people. Published in 2003, this comprehensive study looks at the history, operation, and classification of a large sampling of socially interactive robots from both industry and academia. The authors define and discuss several...

https://www.ri.cmu.edu/pub_files/pub3/fong_terrence_w_2003_4...
View Resource SPEC: Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation

The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) is a highly recognized organization in the computer industry for its development of standardized benchmarks used to measure and compare different computer systems. Researchers and developers can download many of these benchmarks for free from the SPEC Web site, or read about new benchmarks that are soon to be released. A very large database of...

http://www.spec.org/
View Resource Compile-Time Dynamic Voltage Scaling Settings: Opportunities and Limits

The Parapet research group at Princeton University focuses on power-related issues in computer hardware and software design. Citing the importance of power efficiency both in mobile applications as well as in the general goal of shrinking technology sizes on chips, the authors of this paper discuss the role of dynamic voltage scaling (DVS) in managing power during runtime. This interesting...

http://mrmgroup.cs.princeton.edu/papers/pldi081-xie.pdf
View Resource Embedded Systems

Embedded systems are dedicated computers designed to perform a specific task. They are usually fairly simple devices that are used in areas where powerful, customizable computers are unnecessary; however, they can also be quite complex on occasion. Embedded systems can be found almost anywhere, including automobiles and cellular phones, and their importance is reflected in their near...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/met/2003/1024