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 significant, 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


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

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Chapter One. Register-Level Communication in Speculative Chip Multiprocessors
    • Abstract
    • List of Abbreviations
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 TLS in CMPs
    • 3 Register Communication Mechanisms in Speculative CMPs
    • 4 Comparative Analysis of Register Communication Issues in TLS CMPs
    • 5 Case Study: SIC and ESIC Protocols
    • 6 Conclusion
    • Acknowledgments
    • References
  • Chapter Two. Survey on System I/O Hardware Transactions and Impact on Latency, Throughput, and Other Factors
    • Abstract
    • Abbreviations
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Background and General Discussion
    • 3 Measurements and Quantifications
    • 4 Survey of Existing Methods and Techniques
    • 5 Potential Area of Performance Improvement
    • 6 Conclusions
    • Acknowledgments
    • References
  • Chapter Three. Hardware and Application Profiling Tools
    • Abstract
    • Abbreviations
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Application Profiling
    • 3 Hardware Profiling
    • 4 Conclusions
    • 5 Application Profilers Summary
    • 6 Hardware Profilers Summary
    • References
  • Chapter Four. Model Transformation Using Multiobjective Optimization
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 State of the Art
    • 3 Motivations and Problem Statement
    • 4 Approach Overview
    • 5 Multiobjective Model Transformation
    • 6 Validation
    • 7 Conclusion
    • References
  • Chapter Five. Manual Parallelization Versus State-of-the-Art Parallelization Techniques: The SPEC CPU2006 as a Case Study
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Parallelization Theory
    • 3 Parallelization Techniques and Tools
    • 4 About Manual Parallelization
    • 5 Case Study: Parallelization of SPEC CPU2006


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About the serial-volume-editor

Ali Hurson

A. R. Hurson is currently a professor and Chair of Computer Science department at Missouri S&T. Before joining Missouri S&T, he was a professor of Computer Science and Engineering department at The Pennsylvania State University. His research for the past 30 years has been directed toward the design and analysis of general as well as special purpose computer architectures. His research has been supported by NSF, DARPA, the Department of Education, the Air Force, the Office of Naval Research, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, NCR Corp., General Electric, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Pennsylvania State University, and Missouri S & T. He has published over 300 technical papers in areas including multidatabases, global information sharing and processing, application of mobile agent technology, object oriented databases, mobile and pervasive computing environment, sensor and ad-hoc networks, computer architecture and cache memory, parallel and distributed processing, dataflow architectures, and VLSI algorithms. Dr. Hurson served as the Guest Co-Editor of special issues of the IEEE Proceedings on Supercomputing Technology, the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing on Load Balancing and Scheduling, the journal of integrated computer-aided engineering on multidatabase and interoperable systems, IEEE Transactions on Computers on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques, Journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications, and Journal of Pervasive and Mobile Computing. He is the co-author of the IEEE Tutorials on Parallel Architectures for Database Systems, Multidatabase systems: An advanced solution for global information sharing, Parallel architectures for data/knowledge base systems, and Scheduling and Load Balancing in Parallel and Distributed Systems. He is also the guest Editor of advances in computers for Parallel, Distributed, and Pervasive Computing. Hurson is the Co-founder of the IEEE Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing (currently IPDPS) and IEEE

Affiliations and Expertise

Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO, USA


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