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    Transmittance computation is the most time consuming part of the radiative transfer model. One way to implement it on a GPU is to divide the workload so that each thread computes results for a level. Each CUDA thread would in effect be computing a matrix by vector multiplication between coefficients and predictors. In BLAS terms, it is a batched SGEMV operation. Since there are only 101 levels there would be only 101 threads. Compared to the more than 30,000 active threads available on Tesla C1070

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    Quantum Computing

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    While creating, maintaining, and programming a quantum computer is challenging, quantum computers are able to yield results from computations that are too complex for classical computers. In order to understand the benefits and challenges one must understand what a quantum computer is; and the difference between classical and quantum computers. Classical computers use bits; a bit can be represented as either 0 or 1. Vedral states that the value of a bit in computing is determined by the electrical

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    Quantum Computers

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    Missing figures With today's technology we are able to squeeze millions of micron wide logic gates and wires onto the surface of silicon chips. It is only a matter of time until we come to a point at which the gates themselves will be made up of a mere handful of atoms. At this scale, matter obeys the rules of quantum mechanics. If computers are to become smaller and more powerful in the future, quantum technology must replace or reinforce what we have today. Quantum computers aren't limited

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    future, quantum technology must act as a substitute for or enhance what we have now. Quantum technology can offer much more than shoving more bits to silicon and increasing the clock-speed of microprocessors. It can sustain an entirely new kind of computation with advanced algorithms based on quantum principles. Quantum computing is a significant section of the new and quickly evolving field of quantum information processing and communication. This field deals with representations and approaches of

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    Nano Computing and The Future of Silicon

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    We are coming to the end of advancement in traditional silicon-based computation; therefore we should utilize non-traditional silicon. While there are other alternatives, currently none of them are commercially available or developed in any realistically usable way like silicon is. Currently we have been able to successfully prototype a variety of methods for non-traditional silicon based technologies such as 3D chip stacking and multi-core processor design. This paper will discuss the benefits of

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    The Mathematics of Map Coloring

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    though it has been solved by Wolfgang Haken and Kenneth Appel, both of the University of Illinois. They have used computer technology to prove the conjecture. The calculation itself goes on for about 1200 hours. The staggering length of the computation of the proof is what creates some controversy in the mathematical world. The Appel-Haken Theorem is based on numerous assumptions, “that there is an overwhelmingly great probability that their method of proof must succeed.” [3] It assumes that

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    The History of Computers

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    computing. The next so-called geek to make his way into the computing spotlight was Charles Babbage. In 1842, he developed ideas for a computer that could find the solution to a math problem. His system was rudimentary, using punch-cards in the computation; however, his ideas were far from basic. In fact, the analysis of his Analytical Engine includes fundamentals of computer programming, including data analysis, looping, and memory addressing (History). So things started rolling and in no time

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    Causes of School Violence

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    themselves), they were simply displaying the unfortunate 'symptom' of their 'disease'- a deeply-rooted lack of emotional literacy. As Sandra Bloom notes, 'A few incidents of violence are directly related to limited skills in reading, writing, and computation, but rather, limited emotional literacy' (Bloom, 2004, p.172). While installing metal detectors, hiring full-time security officers, and developing perimeter lighting may help minimize the 'symptoms' of the epidemic problem, to completely 'root

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    BILL GATES

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    results. Good vision, good workers and a good history of success will keep Bill Gates and Microsoft in the limelight for years to come. In the 70’s and 80’s, personal computers were really struggling to find their “place in the sun” in the machine computation market. The general public was slow to accept computers. Most of the early computer companies do not exist any more. Many spun off their assets, like IBM and XEROX. Personal computers at that time were clumsy. DOS was difficult to understand and

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    Y2K Bug

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    into the problem they were creating by cutting this programming corner. The justification for cutting this corner was two fold. First, think of all of the coding and coding time they saved if the date is calculated over 1 million times in a single computation. Second, in those early years, disk storage space was at a premium and severely limited by today's standards. It was important to make the best available use of storage space. For this reason that they entered only the last 2 digits of the year

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