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Using OpenMP: Portable Shared Memory Parallel Programming
Using OpenMP: Portable Shared Memory Parallel Programming
"The advent of readily-available inexpensive multi-core processors has made parallel programming more important and more accessible than ever before. OpenMP is a popular way to write parallel programs, and this book makes OpenMP knowledge available to the average programmer in an understandable, easy-to-apply fashion, while still providing...
The Government Machine: A Revolutionary History of the Computer
The Government Machine: A Revolutionary History of the Computer
Sitting in the reading rooms of the Public Record Office in London, a historian is in the center of a museum of organization. Copies of the catalogue to the museum fill several walls (although these are now complemented by online versions). The catalogue lists are dominated by references to objects of one kind: the file. The file has in its...
Accessing and Browsing Information and Communication
Accessing and Browsing Information and Communication
This book contends that accessing and browsing information and communication are multidimensional and consequential aspects of the information user’s entire experience and of general human behavior. Problems in information creation, processing, transmittal, and use often arise from an incomplete conceptualization of the "information...
Molecular Computing
Molecular Computing
This text covers abstract principles of molecular computing and the building of actual systems. Topics include the use of proteins and other molecules for information processing, molecular recognition, computation in nonlinear media, and more.

The next great change in computer science and information technology will come from mimicking...

Beowulf Cluster Computing with Linux, Second Edition (Scientific and Engineering Computation)
Beowulf Cluster Computing with Linux, Second Edition (Scientific and Engineering Computation)
This how-to guide provides step-by-step instructions for building a Beowulf-type computer, including the physical elements that make up a clustered PC, the software required, and insights on how to organize the code to exploit parallelism.

Use of Beowulf clusters (collections of off-the-shelf commodity computers programmed to act in...

Information Arts: Intersections of Art, Science, and Technology
Information Arts: Intersections of Art, Science, and Technology
A new breed of contemporary artist engages science and technology--not just to adopt the vocabulary and gizmos, but to explore and comment on the content, agendas, and possibilities. Indeed, proposes Stephen Wilson, the role of the artist is not only to interpret and to spread scientific knowledge, but to be an active partner in determining the...
Software Development Failures
Software Development Failures
Failed or abandoned software development projects cost the U.S. economy alone billions of dollars a year. In Software Development Failures, Kweku Ewusi-Mensah offers an empirically grounded study that suggests why these failures happen and how they can be avoided. Case studies analyzed include the well-known Confirm travel industry...
The New Media Reader
The New Media Reader
This reader collects the texts, videos, and computer programs--many of them now almost impossible to find--that chronicle the history and form the foundation of the still-emerging field of new media. General introductions by Janet Murray and Lev Manovich, along with short introductions to each of the texts, place the works in their historical...
Introduction to Machine Learning (Adaptive Computation and Machine Learning)
Introduction to Machine Learning (Adaptive Computation and Machine Learning)
The goal of machine learning is to program computers to use example data or past experience to solve a given problem. Many successful applications of machine learning exist already, including systems that analyze past sales data to predict customer behavior, recognize faces or spoken speech, optimize robot behavior so that a task can be completed...
WordNet: An Electronic Lexical Database (Language, Speech, and Communication)
WordNet: An Electronic Lexical Database (Language, Speech, and Communication)
WordNet, an electronic lexical database, is considered to be the most important resource available to researchers in computational linguistics, text analysis, and many related areas. Its design is inspired by current psycholinguistic and computational theories of human lexical memory. English nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs are organized into...
Augmented Learning: Research and Design of Mobile Educational Games
Augmented Learning: Research and Design of Mobile Educational Games
New technology has brought with it new tools for learning, and research has shown that the educational potential of video games resonates with scholars, teachers, and students alike. In Augmented Learning, Eric Klopfer describes the largely untapped potential of mobile learning games--games played on such handheld devices as cell phones,...
Software Abstractions : Logic, Language, and Analysis
Software Abstractions : Logic, Language, and Analysis
Software is built on abstractions. Pick the right ones, and programming
will flow naturally from design; modules will have small and simple interfaces;
and new functionality will more likely fit in without extensive
reorganization. Pick the wrong ones, and programming will be a series
of nasty surprises: interfaces will become
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