Accession Number : ADA309408
Title : Parallel Algorithm Implementation.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jun 94-31 May 95,
Corporate Author : DUKE UNIV DURHAM NC DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
Personal Author(s) : Reif, John H.
PDF Url : ADA309408
Report Date : 28 MAY 1996
Pagination or Media Count : 3
Abstract : The goal of the project was to transform the book, Synthesis of Parallel Algorithms (John Reif, editor), into a CD-ROM suitable for inclusion with other materials for graduate level courses and reference material. During the year covered by the grant, the popularity of the Internet and the World Wide Web exploded, resulting in a change of focus for the project. The idea for a CD-ROM disk as originally envisioned was dropped in favor of making the multimedia version of the book available via the World Wide Web, thus making the material more easily available to the scientific community and the world at large. Chapter authors publish their chapters at their own Internet sites and maintain the sites, updating the information as the field of parallel algorithms evolves, resulting in a multimedia text which is truly dynamic, avoiding the problems associated with distribution and verification that the information presented remains current - a task that is impossible with a static medium such as a CD-ROM disk.
Descriptors : *ALGORITHMS, *PARALLEL PROCESSING, DATA BASES, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, ONLINE SYSTEMS, COMPUTER FILES, INTERNET, TEXT PROCESSING.
Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE