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.
- 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
Published by: Academic Press | Publication date: 11/07/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 289 pages
Making the most ef?cient use of computer systems has rapidly become a leading topic of interest for the computer industry and its customers alike. However, the focus of these discussions is often on single, isolated, and speci?c architectural and technological improvements for power reduction and conservation, while ignoring the fact that power ef?ciency as a ratio of performance to power consumption is equally in?uenced by performance improvements and architectural power red- tion. Furthermore, ef?ciency can be in?uenced on all levels of today’s system hi- archies from single cores all the way to distributed Grid environments. To improve execution and power ef?ciency requires progress in such diverse ?elds as program optimization, optimization of program scheduling, and power reduction of idling system components for all levels of the system hierarchy. Improving computer system ef?ciency requires improving system performance and reducing system power consumption. To research and reach reasonable conc- sions about system performance we need to not only understand the architectures of our computer systems and the available array of code transformations for p- formance optimizations, but we also need to be able to express this understanding in performance models good enough to guide decisions about code optimizations for speci?c systems. This understanding is necessary on all levels of the system hierarchy from single cores to nodes to full high performance computing (HPC) systems, and eventually to Grid environments with multiple systems and resources.
Published by: Springer | Publication date: 03/15/2010Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 221 pages
Life without the internet, a very new technology, seems almost unimaginable for most people in western nations. Today the internet is intrinsic to media and communications, entertainment, politics, defence, business, banking, education and administrative systems as well as to social interaction. The Internet disentangles this extraordinarily complex information and communication technology from its place in our daily lives, allowing it to be examined anew. Technology has historically been shaped by governmental, military and commercial requirements, but the development of the internet is increasingly driven by its users. YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and many other emerging applications are shifting the way we express ourselves, communicate with our friends, and even engage with global politics. At the same time three-quarters of the world's population remain effectively excluded from the internet. Packed with case studies drawn from around the world, The Internet presents a clear and up-to-date introduction to the social, cultural, technological and political worlds this new media form is creating.
Published by: Berg Publishers | Publication date: 05/01/2010Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 257 pages
Chapter Three – Yet Philosophy: Wakanda has been infiltrated by the artificial intelligence known as Machinesmith. Can the Wakandan student scientists and their Takumi Master partners stop the spread of the Biotechnic Invasion?
Published by: Marvel | Publication date: 05/01/2010Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 12 pages
Grow a Greener Data Center A guide to building and operating energy-efficient, ecologically sensitive IT and Facilities infrastructure Conventional Data Centers can have a huge impact upon the environment, using massive amounts of energy and water, emitting pollutants, and discarding huge quantities of machine waste. Their insatiable demand for energy and often inefficient designs make Data Centers expensive to operate and prime targets for future environmental regulation. Fortunately, it’s now possible to design a Data Center that consumes fewer resources, costs less money to run, has a longer usable lifespan, and can even highlight a company’s social responsibility. Grow a Greener Data Center shows how. Douglas Alger makes the business case for greening Data Centers and presents technologies, design strategies, and operational approaches to help any company improve the energy efficiency and “eco-friendliness” of their IT hosting environments. He provides multiple strategies for “greening” each phase of a new Data Center project–selecting a site, designing and building the facility, and choosing hardware–as well as tips for retrofitting an existing server environment. Alger explores IT and facilities technology areas as well as broader green building practices, including building material selection, electrical system design, use of alternative energy, cooling system design, cabling media choices, fire suppression options, water conservation practices, landscaping strategies, recycling programs, e-waste management, and more.
- Explores how to green each phase of your Data Center project including site selection, physical design, construction, and hardware selection
- Offers green strategies for all Data Center technologies including power, cooling, cabling, fire suppression, and virtualization
- Presents IT and facilities design (and retrofitting) strategies that can save hundreds of thousands of dollars per year in energy costs
- Reveals financial incentive programs to help pay for green Data Center initiatives
- Outlines Data Center efficiency metrics and environmental building assessment systems used worldwide to rate how green a facility is
- Highlights the lessons of dozens of case studies and real-world installations pertaining to energy efficiency, green building projects, and Data Center technologies
- Addresses broader green business practices including proper e-waste disposal, water conservation, and fostering alternative transportation
Published by: Cisco Press | Publication date: 08/17/2009Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 336 pages
This book is an anthology of effective database management techniques representing the collective wisdom of the OakTable Network. With an emphasis upon performance—but also branching into security, national language, and other issues—the book helps you deliver the most value for your company’s investment in Oracle Database technologies. You’ll learn to effectively plan for and monitor performance, to troubleshoot systematically when things go wrong, and to manage your database rather than letting it manage you.
- Adopt a rational approach to database management; eliminate guesswork
- Add value to your organization as a database professional
- Manage and optimize performance
- Exploit different platform technologies
- Secure your organization's data
- Gain deep understanding of database internals and structures
Published by: Apress | Publication date: 01/20/2010Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 592 pages
Learn all of the basics needed to join the ranks of successful Android game developers. You'll start with game design fundamentals and Android programming basics, and then progress toward creating your own basic game engine and playable game apps that work on Android smartphones and tablets. Beginning Android Games, Third Edition gives you everything you need to branch out and write your own Android games for a variety of hardware.Do you have an awesome idea for the next break-through mobile gaming title? Beginning Android Games will help you kick-start your project. This book will guide you through the process of making several example game apps using APIs available in Android. What You'll Learn
- Gain the fundamentals of game programming in the context of the Android platform
- Use Android's APIs for graphics, audio, and user input to reflect those fundamentals
- Develop two 2D games from scratch, based on Canvas API and OpenGL ES
- Create a full-featured 3D game
- Publish your games, get crash reports, and support your users
- Complete your own playable 2D OpenGL games
Published by: Apress | Publication date: 12/08/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 605 pages
This book presents a practical framework for the application of big data, cloud, and pervasive and complex systems to sustainable solutions for urban environmental challenges. It covers the technologies, potential, and possible and impact of big data on energy efficiency and the urban environment.The book first introduces key aspects of big data, cloud services, pervasive computing, and mobile technologies from a pragmatic design perspective, including sample open source firmware. Cloud services, mobile and embedded platforms, interfaces, operating system design methods, networking, and middleware are all considered. The authors then explore in detail the framework, design principles, architecture and key components of developing energy systems to support sustainable urban environments. The included case study provides a pathway to improve the eco-efficiency of urban transport, demonstrating how to design an energy efficient next generation urban navigation system by leveraging vast cloud data sets on user-behavior. Ultimately, this resource maps big data’s pivotal intersection with rapid global urbanization along the path to a sustainable future.
Published by: Springer | Publication date: 03/22/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 160 pages
Computing, Communication and Signal Processing: Proceedings of ICCASP 2018 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing Book 810)
This book highlights cutting-edge research on various aspects of human–computer interaction (HCI). It includes selected research papers presented at the Third International Conference on Computing, Communication and Signal Processing (ICCASP 2018), organized by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University in Lonere-Raigad, India on January 26–27, 2018. It covers pioneering topics in the field of computer, electrical, and electronics engineering, e.g. signal and image processing, RF and microwave engineering, and emerging technologies such as IoT, cloud computing, HCI, and green computing. As such, the book offers a valuable guide for all scientists, engineers and research students in the areas of engineering and technology.
Published by: Springer | Publication date: 09/12/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 1041 pages
New legislation, rising energy costs and increasing demand for green credentials have moved sustainable IT up the business agenda. Yet the term ‘green IT’ still means a variety of things to a variety of people – whether that’s sustainably managing and procuring IT assets, ethically recycling hardware or using IT to enable carbon footprint reduction. This ebook looks at these different aspects and offers advice on how to incorporate sustainable practices in business strategy.
Published by: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT | Publication date: 05/08/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 93 pages