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2005
  • Software fault tolerance through run-time fault detection
    Electrical transients often disrupt the proper functioning of a program. It causes the errors in program flow, data, program codes, or processor registers. The aim of this article is to detect transient faults as quickly as possible in order to prevent functions being performed wrongly or data being lost, during the execution of an application program. Recovery work is initiated immediately after the detection of errors for gaining high software fault tolerance and dependable computing. Transient errors are detected here, on tracing the presence of an odd processor status word (PSW) during the execution time of a computing application.
  • Artificial and Biological Intelligence
    Subhash Kak of Louisiana State University says that "humans will eventually create silicon machines with minds that will slowly spread all over the world, and the entire universe will eventually ...
  • Software-Based Fault Tolerant Computing
    This paper describes how to design a software-based fault tolerant application using microprocessor (MP), in order to tolerate the burst errors in memory. This approach may be called a single ...
  • Mailbag
    In his article 'Artificial and Biological Intelligence,' Subhash Kak of Louisiana State University asks if 'humans will eventually create silicon machines with minds that will slowly spread all over the ...
  • The E2B machine translation: a new approach to HLT
    This article describes a new approach to machine translator that translates English text into Bangla text with disambiguation. The translated Bengali text in English scripts is also useful for learning ...
  • IT job outsourcing
    Bhumika Ghimire, who is from Nepal, is a graduate of Schiller University, where he studied IT Management and where outsourcing was his special field of interest. ...
  • Intrusion prevention systems
    Intrusion Prevention Systems are an important component of IT systems defense, and without this technology our data and our networks are much more susceptible to malicious activities. ...
  • A software fix towards fault-tolerant computing
    This article describes a low cost software technique for transient fault detection and fault tolerance in a processing system. The random errors caused by potential transients, Electrical Fast Transients (EFT) ...
  • Taking Information Technology to the Heart of India
    'Today we truly live in a global village, but it is a village with elite information 'haves' and many information 'have-nots.' With the new technologies available to us we have ...
  • PCs in the classroom & open book exams
    What are the motivations behind giving an open-book/open-notes exam? Does giving free access to all of the resources of the Internet conflict with these motivations? ...