Starling is an ActionScript 3 2D framework developed on top of the Stage3D APIs (available on desktop in Flash Player 11 and Adobe AIR 3). Starling is mainly designed for game development, but could be used for many other use cases. Starling makes it possible to write fast GPU accelerated applications without having to touch the low-level Stage3D APIs.
Most Flash developers want to be able to leverage GPU acceleration (through Stage3D) without the need to write such higher-level frameworks and dig into the low-level Stage3D APIs.
Capitalize on the faster GPU processors in today's computers with the C++ AMP code library--and bring massive parallelism to your project. With this practical book, experienced C++ developers will learn parallel programming fundamentals with C++ AMP through detailed examples, code snippets, and case studies. Learn the advantages of parallelism and get best practices for harnessing this technology in your applications.
Cisco WAAS insiders Joel Christner, Zach Seils, and Nancy Jin systematically cover new WAAS software enhancements that enable far better performance, simplified workflow, and improved manageability. They introduce powerful new solution components including application-specific acceleration techniques, hardware form factors, and virtualization. They also thoroughly explain recent architectural improvements that provide a solid foundation for future WAAS solutions.
Module 7: Advanced application and web filtering. This module explains how application and Web filtering can be used for very specific filtering of traffic that flows through the ISA Server. The module shows how to configure application and Web filtering to provide advanced protection for the internal network.
This design guide provides an overview of the Enterprise Branch Architecture, which is one component
in the overall Cisco Service-Oriented Network Architecture (SONA). SONA is a comprehensive
framework to provide guidelines to accelerate applications, business processes, and profitability. Based
on the Cisco SONA framework, the Enterprise Branch Architecture incorporates networked
infrastructure services, integrated services, and application networking services across typical branch
Radio frequency identification (RFID) is a fascinating, fast developing and
multidisciplinary domain with emerging technologies and applications. It is characterized
by a variety of research topics, analytical methods, models, protocols, design principles and
processing software. With a relatively large range of applications, RFID enjoys extensive
investor confidence and is poised for growth.
The first decade of the 21st century has been labeled by some as the “Sensor Decade.”
With a dramatic increase in sensor R&D and applications over the past 15 years, sensors
are certainly poised on the brink of a revolution similar to that experienced in
microcomputers in the 1980s. Just in automobiles alone, sensing needs are growing
by leaps and bounds, and the sensing technologies used are as varied as the applications.
Tremendous advances have been made in sensor technology and many more are
on the horizon....
This design chapter evaluates securing an enterprise branch as it pertains to the Enterprise Branch
Architecture framework. The Enterprise Branch Architecture is one component in the overall Cisco
Service Oriented Network Architecture (SONA) that provides guidelines to accelerate applications,
business processes, and profitability. Based on the Cisco SONA framework, the Enterprise Branch
Architecture incorporates networked infrastructure services, integrated services, and application
networking services across typical branch networks, as shown in Figure 1....
This paper presents GpuCV, an open source multi-platform library for easily developing GPU-accelerated image processing and Computer Vision operators and applications. It is meant for computer vision scientist not familiar with GPU technologies. It is designed to be compatible with Intel’s OpenCV library by oﬀering GPU-accelerated operators that can be integrated into native OpenCV applications.
In recent years, it was realized that the Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) communication
systems seems to be inevitable in accelerated evolution of high data rates
applications. The MIMO systems, have received considerable att ention of researchers
and commercial companies due to their potential to dramatically increase the spectral
effi ciency and simultaneously sending individual information to the corresponding
users in wireless systems.
In the last years we have observed a accelerating evolution in the
computerization of the society. This evolution, or should we call it a
revolution, is dominantly driven by the Internet, and documented in several
The Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) bring, year per
year, novelties: new processing architectures, new software methodologies,
new systems and products, new communication networks.
Soil erosion affects a large part of the Earth surface, and it represents one of the most
relevant environmental problems worldwide. Intense land degradation processes that
destroyed civilizations in the past are still going on at present.
Accelerated soil erosion is one of the main soil threats, as the natural balance between
soil formation and loss may be seriously compromised, leading to desertification and
permanent loss of fertility and protective function. Soil erosion is not only related to
agricultural activities and farming practices, but also to land management in general....
Visual Basic 2005 (VB 2005) is relatively easy to learn for anyone familiar with another
object-oriented language. Even someone familiar with Visual Basic 6.0, who is looking for
an object-oriented language, will find VB 2005 easy to pick up. However, though VB 2005,
coupled with .NET, provides a quick path for creating simple applications, you still must know
a wealth of information and understand how to use it correctly in order to produce sophisticated,
robust, fault-tolerant applications.
This book is divided into different research areas relevant in Bioinformatics such as biological networks, next generation sequencing, high performance computing, molecular modeling, structural bioinformatics, molecular modeling and intelligent data analysis. Each book section introduces the basic concepts and then explains its application to problems of great relevance, so both novice and expert readers can benefit from the information and research works presented here.
Internetworking continues to be one of the fastest developing high-technology fields today. Businesses and individuals have come to depend on the Internet for completing a wide range of their daily operations and activities. It is no secret that Cisco Systems has capitalized on the Internet’s potential, doing many of their business operations and functions across the Web, including over 85% of their annual sales transactions across the Internet. For these reasons, the World Wide Web and the field of internetworking continue to grow at accelerated speeds.
Hardware Acceleration of EDA Algorithms- P1: Single-threaded software applications have ceased to see significant gains in performance
on a general-purpose CPU, even with further scaling in very large scale
integration (VLSI) technology. This is a significant problem for electronic design
automation (EDA) applications, since the design complexity of VLSI integrated
circuits (ICs) is continuously growing.
Science of brachytherapy is currently increasing in the field of cancer therapy. By
virtue of the development of computer assisted technologies, we can reap the benefits
of accurate radiotherapies more than ever, which enabled precise irradiation to a
target safely avoiding unnecessary involvement of the surrounding normal tissue.
Unlike teleradiotherapy provided by X-ray linear accelerator, brachytherapy utilizes
radiation source placing inside or close to the target.
The process of bank deleveraging is expected to increase in 2012 with
a pipeline of opportunities, such as large loan portfolios, continuing
to materialize. With bank capital structures supported through
unconventional means, it may require a further uncontrolled external
shock to significantly accelerate the deleveraging process. Opportunities
for investors will, however, continue to emerge with capital strategy
expected to be a key driver of an increase in transaction activity.
This book covers new experimental and theoretical studies that focus on the modern developments of nuclear fission, aiming at various applications in a wide range of fields and bringing together scientists working in different fields related to nuclear fission.