Description

Since its first volume in 1960, Advances in Computers has presented detailed coverage of innovations in computer hardware, software, theory, design, and applications. It has also provided contributors with a medium in which they can explore their subjects in greater depth and breadth than journal articles usually allow. As a result, many articles have become standard references that continue to be of sugnificant, lasting value in this rapidly expanding field.

Key Features

  • In-depth surveys and tutorials on new computer technology
  • Well-known authors and researchers in the field
  • Extensive bibliographies with most chapters
  • Many of the volumes are devoted to single themes or subfields of computer science

Readership

Researchers in high performance computer areas, hardware manufacturers, physics and scientific computation and computer science educational programs

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1. Reverse-Engineering Software Behavior

1 Introduction

2 Background

3 Static Analysis

4 Dynamic Analysis

5 Evaluating Reverse-Engineered Models

6 Conclusions and Outstanding Challenges

References

Chapter 2. Understanding Application Contentiousness and Sensitivity on Modern Multicores

1 Introduction

2 Contentiousness vs. Sensitivity

3 LLC Misses as an Indicator?

4 Predicting Contention Characteristics

5 Evaluation

6 Related Work

7 Summary

References

Chapter 3. An Outlook of High Performance Computing Infrastructures for Scientific Computing

1 Introduction

2 Modern Microprocessor Based Computer Systems

3 Computing Shift: from Serial to Parallel

4 Implicit Parallelism

5 Explicit Parallelism

6 Cluster Computing

7 Grid and Cloud Computing

8 Developing Efficient Parallel Programs

9 Parallel Performance Metrics

10 Concluding Remarks

Acknowledgments

References

Chapter 4. Model-Driven Engineering of Reliable Fault-Tolerant Systems—A State-of-the-Art Survey

1 Introduction

2 Background and Scope

3 Characteristics to Classify Approaches

4 Approaches with Verification of User-Designed/Integrated Fault-Tolerance Mechanisms

5 Approaches Tied to Specific Fault-Tolerance Mechanisms

6 Comparison Tables

7 Discussion

8 Conclusion

References

Author Index

Subject Index

Contents of Volumes in this Series

Details

No. of pages:
240
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780124080898
Electronic ISBN:
9780124081093

Reviews

"Mandatory for academic libraries supporting computer science departments."--CHOICE