Computer has evolved rapidly during the past several decades in terms of
its implementation technology; it's architecture, however, has not changed dramatically
since the von Neumann computer(control flow) model emerged in the 1940s. One
main reason is that the performance for this kind of computers was able to satisfy
The dataflow model of computation differs from the traditional control-flow
model of computation in that it does not utilize a program counter to sequence
instructions in a program. Instead, the execution of instructions is based solely on the
availability of their operands. Thus, an instruction is executed in a dataflow...
Synchronization is one of the important issues in digital system design. While
other approaches have been intriguing, up until now a globally clocked timing
discipline has been the dominant design philosophy. However, we have reached the
point, with advances in technology, where other options should be given serious
A method was developed for assessing the vulnerability
of groundwater to contamination from contaminant sources
at the soil surface, using a numerical groundwater flow
model linked to a digital map database. The method was
applied using the pcARC/INFO Geographic Information System
(GIS) to input, store, and manipulate base maps, resulting...
The outsourcing of data storage and related infrastructure to third-party services in the cloud is a trend that has gained considerable momentum in the last decade due to the savings it affords companies in both capital and operational costs. Although encryption can alleviate some of the privacy concerns associated with...
Physical activity recognition using accelerometer data is a rapidly emerging ﬁeld with many real-world applications. Much of the previous work in this area has assumed that the accelerometer data has already been segmented into pure activities, and the activity recognition task has been to classify these segments. In reality, activity...