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Albert Zomaya

TC EIC

 

A Word from the Editor-in-Chief,
Albert Y. Zomaya

 

 

 

Call for Papers: IEEE Transactions on Computers Special Section on Computer Arithmetic

Guest Editors Alberto Nannarelli, Peter-Michael Seidel, and Ping Tak Peter Tang [http://www.computer.org/portal/web/tc] seeking original manuscripts for the IEEE Transactions on Computers Special Section on Computer Arithmetic. Submission deadline: September 15, 2013.

 

Computer arithmetic is fundamental to the design of general-purpose and domain-specific processors. Novel arithmetic algorithms and hardware designs are needed to satisfy the power-performance requirements of numerically-intensive applications in a variety of areas including scientific computing, cryptography, multimedia, graphics and digital signal processing. Specialized number representations and encodings play a significant role in the design of arithmetic algorithms and their implementations. Additionally, understanding the fundamental properties of finite precision number systems is essential in the engineering of efficient arithmetic algorithms, as well as the current and future emerging technologies are important in influencing the design and the implementation of such algorithms.

The full Call for Papers can be found here: http://www.computer.org/cms/Computer.org/transactions/cfps/cfp_tcsi_arith.pdf

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Entries with tag multi-core.

Temperature-aware DVFS for Hard Real-time Applications on Multi-core Processors

by Vinay Hanumaiah and Sarma Vrudhula

 

This paper addresses the problem of determining the feasible speeds and voltages of multi-core processors with hard real-time and temperature constraints. This is an important problem, which has applications in time-critical execution of programs like audio and video encoding on application-specific embedded processors. Two problems are solved. The first is the computation of the optimal time-varying voltages and speeds of each core in a heterogeneous multi-core processor, that minimize the makespan–the latest completion time of all tasks, while satisfying timing and temperature constraints. The solution to the makespan minimization problem is then extended to the problem of determining the feasible speeds and voltages that satisfy task deadlines. The methods presented in this paper also provide a theoretical basis and analytical relations between speed, voltage, power and temperature, which provide greater insight into the early-phase design of processors and are also useful for online dynamic thermal management.

The full article can be found here: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/TC.2011.156

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Essential Sets: Industry's Interest in Computer Arithmetic Research: Part I, Dr. Schwarz's view

Dr. Eric Schwarz describes the important aspects of computer arithmetic research. He provides a list of current questions that need to be solved by research and also what topics are the most interesting to industry.

 

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Essential Sets: Industry's Interest in Computer Arithmetic Research: Part II, Dr. Hu's view

Dr. Hu describes the important aspects of computer arithmetic research. He provides a list of current questions that need to be solved by research and also what topics are the most interesting to industry.

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Concurrent On-Line Testing and Error/Fault Resilience of Digital Systems

Guest editor Cecilia Metra discusses the "Concurrent On-Line Testing and Error/Fault Resilience of Digital Systems" theme issue for IEEE Transactions on Computers. View the issue here:

http://www.computer.org/portal/web/csdl/transactions/tc#3