Ascend AI Processor Architecture and Programming

Ascend AI Processor Architecture and Programming
Author: Xiaoyao Liang
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2020-07-29
ISBN 10: 012823489X
ISBN 13: 9780128234891
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ascend AI Processor Architecture and Programming Book Review:

Ascend AI Processor Architecture and Programming: Principles and Applications of CANN offers in-depth AI applications using Huawei’s Ascend chip, presenting and analyzing the unique performance and attributes of this processor. The title introduces the fundamental theory of AI, the software and hardware architecture of the Ascend AI processor, related tools and programming technology, and typical application cases. It demonstrates internal software and hardware design principles, system tools and programming techniques for the processor, laying out the elements of AI programming technology needed by researchers developing AI applications. Chapters cover the theoretical fundamentals of AI and deep learning, the state of the industry, including the current state of Neural Network Processors, deep learning frameworks, and a deep learning compilation framework, the hardware architecture of the Ascend AI processor, programming methods and practices for developing the processor, and finally, detailed case studies on data and algorithms for AI. Presents the performance and attributes of the Huawei Ascend AI processor Describes the software and hardware architecture of the Ascend processor Lays out the elements of AI theory, processor architecture, and AI applications Provides detailed case studies on data and algorithms for AI Offers insights into processor architecture and programming to spark new AI applications

Deep Learning Systems

Deep Learning Systems
Author: Andres Rodriguez
Publsiher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2020-10-26
ISBN 10: 1681739674
ISBN 13: 9781681739670
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deep Learning Systems Book Review:

This book describes deep learning systems: the algorithms, compilers, and processor components to efficiently train and deploy deep learning models for commercial applications. The exponential growth in computational power is slowing at a time when the amount of compute consumed by state-of-the-art deep learning (DL) workloads is rapidly growing. Model size, serving latency, and power constraints are a significant challenge in the deployment of DL models for many applications. Therefore, it is imperative to codesign algorithms, compilers, and hardware to accelerate advances in this field with holistic system-level and algorithm solutions that improve performance, power, and efficiency. Advancing DL systems generally involves three types of engineers: (1) data scientists that utilize and develop DL algorithms in partnership with domain experts, such as medical, economic, or climate scientists; (2) hardware designers that develop specialized hardware to accelerate the components in the DL models; and (3) performance and compiler engineers that optimize software to run more efficiently on a given hardware. Hardware engineers should be aware of the characteristics and components of production and academic models likely to be adopted by industry to guide design decisions impacting future hardware. Data scientists should be aware of deployment platform constraints when designing models. Performance engineers should support optimizations across diverse models, libraries, and hardware targets. The purpose of this book is to provide a solid understanding of (1) the design, training, and applications of DL algorithms in industry; (2) the compiler techniques to map deep learning code to hardware targets; and (3) the critical hardware features that accelerate DL systems. This book aims to facilitate co-innovation for the advancement of DL systems. It is written for engineers working in one or more of these areas who seek to understand the entire system stack in order to better collaborate with engineers working in other parts of the system stack. The book details advancements and adoption of DL models in industry, explains the training and deployment process, describes the essential hardware architectural features needed for today's and future models, and details advances in DL compilers to efficiently execute algorithms across various hardware targets. Unique in this book is the holistic exposition of the entire DL system stack, the emphasis on commercial applications, and the practical techniques to design models and accelerate their performance. The author is fortunate to work with hardware, software, data scientist, and research teams across many high-technology companies with hyperscale data centers. These companies employ many of the examples and methods provided throughout the book.

The Art of Multiprocessor Programming Revised Reprint

The Art of Multiprocessor Programming  Revised Reprint
Author: Maurice Herlihy,Nir Shavit
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2012-06-25
ISBN 10: 0123977959
ISBN 13: 9780123977953
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Multiprocessor Programming Revised Reprint Book Review:

Revised and updated with improvements conceived in parallel programming courses, The Art of Multiprocessor Programming is an authoritative guide to multicore programming. It introduces a higher level set of software development skills than that needed for efficient single-core programming. This book provides comprehensive coverage of the new principles, algorithms, and tools necessary for effective multiprocessor programming. Students and professionals alike will benefit from thorough coverage of key multiprocessor programming issues. This revised edition incorporates much-demanded updates throughout the book, based on feedback and corrections reported from classrooms since 2008 Learn the fundamentals of programming multiple threads accessing shared memory Explore mainstream concurrent data structures and the key elements of their design, as well as synchronization techniques from simple locks to transactional memory systems Visit the companion site and download source code, example Java programs, and materials to support and enhance the learning experience

Blockchain

Blockchain
Author: Harvard Business Review,Don Tapscott,Marco Iansiti,Karim R. Lakhani
Publsiher: Harvard Business Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2019-08-27
ISBN 10: 1633697924
ISBN 13: 9781633697928
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blockchain Book Review:

Can blockchain solve your biggest business problem? While the world is transfixed by bitcoin mania, your competitors are tuning out the noise and making strategic bets on blockchain. Your rivals are effortlessly tracking every last link in their supply chains. They're making bureaucratic paper trails obsolete while keeping their customers' data safer and discovering new ways to use this next foundational technology to sustain their competitive advantage. What should you be doing with blockchain now to ensure that your business is poised for success? "Blockchain: The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review" brings you today's most essential thinking on blockchain, explains how to get the right initiatives started at your company, and prepares you to seize the opportunity of the coming blockchain wave. Business is changing. Will you adapt or be left behind? Get up to speed and deepen your understanding of the topics that are shaping your company's future with the Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review series. Featuring HBR's smartest thinking on fast-moving issues--blockchain, cybersecurity, AI, and more--each book provides the foundational introduction and practical case studies your organization needs to compete today and collects the best research, interviews, and analysis to get it ready for tomorrow. You can't afford to ignore how these issues will transform the landscape of business and society. The Insights You Need series will help you grasp these critical ideas--and prepare you and your company for the future.

Principles of Synthetic Intelligence

Principles of Synthetic Intelligence
Author: Joscha Bach
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2009-04-06
ISBN 10: 9780199708109
ISBN 13: 019970810X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Synthetic Intelligence Book Review:

From the Foreword: "In this book Joscha Bach introduces Dietrich Dörner's PSI architecture and Joscha's implementation of the MicroPSI architecture. These architectures and their implementation have several lessons for other architectures and models. Most notably, the PSI architecture includes drives and thus directly addresses questions of emotional behavior. An architecture including drives helps clarify how emotions could arise. It also changes the way that the architecture works on a fundamental level, providing an architecture more suited for behaving autonomously in a simulated world. PSI includes three types of drives, physiological (e.g., hunger), social (i.e., affiliation needs), and cognitive (i.e., reduction of uncertainty and expression of competency). These drives routinely influence goal formation and knowledge selection and application. The resulting architecture generates new kinds of behaviors, including context dependent memories, socially motivated behavior, and internally motivated task switching. This architecture illustrates how emotions and physical drives can be included in an embodied cognitive architecture. The PSI architecture, while including perceptual, motor, learning, and cognitive processing components, also includes several novel knowledge representations: temporal structures, spatial memories, and several new information processing mechanisms and behaviors, including progress through types of knowledge sources when problem solving (the Rasmussen ladder), and knowledge-based hierarchical active vision. These mechanisms and representations suggest ways for making other architectures more realistic, more accurate, and easier to use. The architecture is demonstrated in the Island simulated environment. While it may look like a simple game, it was carefully designed to allow multiple tasks to be pursued and provides ways to satisfy the multiple drives. It would be useful in its own right for developing other architectures interested in multi-tasking, long-term learning, social interaction, embodied architectures, and related aspects of behavior that arise in a complex but tractable real-time environment. The resulting models are not presented as validated cognitive models, but as theoretical explorations in the space of architectures for generating behavior. The sweep of the architecture can thus be larger-it presents a new cognitive architecture attempting to provide a unified theory of cognition. It attempts to cover perhaps the largest number of phenomena to date. This is not a typical cognitive modeling work, but one that I believe that we can learn much from." --Frank E. Ritter, Series Editor Although computational models of cognition have become very popular, these models are relatively limited in their coverage of cognition-- they usually only emphasize problem solving and reasoning, or treat perception and motivation as isolated modules. The first architecture to cover cognition more broadly is PSI theory, developed by Dietrich Dorner. By integrating motivation and emotion with perception and reasoning, and including grounded neuro-symbolic representations, PSI contributes significantly to an integrated understanding of the mind. It provides a conceptual framework that highlights the relationships between perception and memory, language and mental representation, reasoning and motivation, emotion and cognition, autonomy and social behavior. It is, however, unfortunate that PSI's origin in psychology, its methodology, and its lack of documentation have limited its impact. The proposed book adapts Psi theory to cognitive science and artificial intelligence, by elucidating both its theoretical and technical frameworks, and clarifying its contribution to how we have come to understand cognition.

Cyberfeminism and Artificial Life

Cyberfeminism and Artificial Life
Author: Sarah Kember
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2003-08-29
ISBN 10: 1134551924
ISBN 13: 9781134551927
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cyberfeminism and Artificial Life Book Review:

Cyberfeminism and Artificial Life examines the construction, manipulation and re-definition of life in contemporary technoscientific culture. It takes a critical political view of the concept of life as information, tracing this through the new biology and the discourse of genomics as well as through the changing discipline of artificial life and its manifestation in art, language, literature, commerce and entertainment. From cloning to computer games, and incorporating an analysis of hardware, software and 'wetware', Sarah Kember extends current understanding by demonstrating the ways in which this relatively marginal field connects with, and connects up global networks of information systems. Ultimately, this book aims to re-focus concern on the ethics rather than on the 'nature' of life-as-it-could-be.

Secure Processors Part II

Secure Processors Part II
Author: Victor Costan,Ilia Lebedev,Srinivas Devadas
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2017-07-13
ISBN 10: 9781680833027
ISBN 13: 1680833022
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secure Processors Part II Book Review:

This manuscript is the second in a two part survey and analysis of the state of the art in secure processor systems, with a specific focus on remote software attestation and software isolation. The first part established the taxonomy and prerequisite concepts relevant to an examination of the state of the art in trusted remote computation: attested software isolation containers (enclaves). This second part extends Part I's description of Intel's Software Guard Extensions (SGX), an available and documented enclave-capable system, with a rigorous security analysis of SGX as a system for trusted remote computation. This part documents the authors' concerns over the shortcomings of SGX as a secure system and introduces the MIT Sanctum processor developed by the authors: a system designed to offer stronger security guarantees, lend itself better to analysis and formal verification, and offer a more straightforward and complete threat model than the Intel system, all with an equivalent programming model. This two part work advocates a principled, transparent, and wellscrutinized approach to system design, and argues that practical guarantees of privacy and integrity for remote computation are achievable at a reasonable design cost and performance overhead.

Understanding Computer Information Systems

Understanding Computer Information Systems
Author: Paul W. Ross,H. Paul Hiduk,H. Willis Means
Publsiher: West Group
Total Pages: 204
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 9780314934376
ISBN 13: 0314934375
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Secure Processors Part I

Secure Processors Part I
Author: Victor Costan,Ilia Lebedev,Srinivas Devadas
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2017-07-13
ISBN 10: 9781680833003
ISBN 13: 1680833006
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secure Processors Part I Book Review:

This manuscript is the first in a two part survey and analysis of the state of the art in secure processor systems, with a specific focus on remote software attestation and software isolation. This manuscript first examines the relevant concepts in computer architecture and cryptography, and then surveys attack vectors and existing processor systems claiming security for remote computation and/or software isolation. This work examines in detail the modern isolation container (enclave) primitive as a means to minimize trusted software given practical trusted hardware and reasonable performance overhead. Specifically, this work examines in detail the programming model and software design considerations of Intel's Software Guard Extensions (SGX), as it is an available and documented enclave-capable system. Part II of this work is a deep dive into the implementation and security evaluation of two modern enclave-capable secure processor systems: SGX and MIT's Sanctum. The complex but insufficient threat model employed by SGX motivates Sanctum, which achieves stronger security guarantees under software attacks with an equivalent programming model. This work advocates a principled, transparent, and well-scrutinized approach to secure system design, and argues that practical guarantees of privacy and integrity for remote computation are achievable at a reasonable design cost and performance overhead.

Concepts Techniques and Models of Computer Programming

Concepts  Techniques  and Models of Computer Programming
Author: Peter Van-Roy,Seif Haridi,Seif (Chief Scientist Haridi, Swedish Inst of Computer Science)
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 900
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780262220699
ISBN 13: 0262220695
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Concepts Techniques and Models of Computer Programming Book Review:

Running the Example Programs - Introduction to Programming Concepts - General computation models : Declarative Computation Model - Declarative Programming Techniques - Declarative Concurrency - Message-Passing Concurrency - Explicit State - Object-Oriented Programming - Shared-State Concurrency - Relational Programming - Specialized computation models : Graphical User Interface Programming - Distributed Programming - Constraint Programming - Semantics : Language Semantics.

Mind Design II

Mind Design II
Author: John Haugeland
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 476
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780262082594
ISBN 13: 0262082594
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mind Design II Book Review:

Mind Design deals with the "how" of mind (thinking and intellect) rather than the essence of what mind is. It can be likened to the reverse engineering of psychology. This revised and enlarged edition contains additional new essays.

An Introduction to Parallel Programming

An Introduction to Parallel Programming
Author: Peter Pacheco
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2011-02-17
ISBN 10: 9780080921440
ISBN 13: 0080921442
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Parallel Programming Book Review:

An Introduction to Parallel Programming is the first undergraduate text to directly address compiling and running parallel programs on the new multi-core and cluster architecture. It explains how to design, debug, and evaluate the performance of distributed and shared-memory programs. The author Peter Pacheco uses a tutorial approach to show students how to develop effective parallel programs with MPI, Pthreads, and OpenMP, starting with small programming examples and building progressively to more challenging ones. The text is written for students in undergraduate parallel programming or parallel computing courses designed for the computer science major or as a service course to other departments; professionals with no background in parallel computing. Takes a tutorial approach, starting with small programming examples and building progressively to more challenging examples Focuses on designing, debugging and evaluating the performance of distributed and shared-memory programs Explains how to develop parallel programs using MPI, Pthreads, and OpenMP programming models

Digital Design Verilog

Digital Design  Verilog
Author: Peter J. Ashenden
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2007-10-24
ISBN 10: 0080553117
ISBN 13: 9780080553115
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Design Verilog Book Review:

Digital Design: An Embedded Systems Approach Using Verilog provides a foundation in digital design for students in computer engineering, electrical engineering and computer science courses. It takes an up-to-date and modern approach of presenting digital logic design as an activity in a larger systems design context. Rather than focus on aspects of digital design that have little relevance in a realistic design context, this book concentrates on modern and evolving knowledge and design skills. Hardware description language (HDL)-based design and verification is emphasized--Verilog examples are used extensively throughout. By treating digital logic as part of embedded systems design, this book provides an understanding of the hardware needed in the analysis and design of systems comprising both hardware and software components. Includes a Web site with links to vendor tools, labs and tutorials. Presents digital logic design as an activity in a larger systems design context Features extensive use of Verilog examples to demonstrate HDL (hardware description language) usage at the abstract behavioural level and register transfer level, as well as for low-level verification and verification environments Includes worked examples throughout to enhance the reader's understanding and retention of the material Companion Web site includes links to tools for FPGA design from Synplicity, Mentor Graphics, and Xilinx, Verilog source code for all the examples in the book, lecture slides, laboratory projects, and solutions to exercises

Construction Drawings and Details for Interiors

Construction Drawings and Details for Interiors
Author: Rosemary Kilmer,W. Otie Kilmer
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-09-13
ISBN 10: 1118174313
ISBN 13: 9781118174319
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Drawings and Details for Interiors Book Review:

Construction Drawings and Details for Interiors serves as the essential reference for designers preparing interior construction documents, explaining how to do a new construction, remodeling, or installation project. In a highly visual format, the book covers drafting fundamentals and conventions; drawing types, plans, and schedules; and computer-aided design (CAD). With expanded coverage of the preparation and communication of construction documents in digital formats, drawing interior perspectives, and more, the text also serves as an invaluable study reference for the contract documents section of the NCIDQ exam. A new companion Web Site supplies template grids for schedules and contract documents for practice exercises.

Programming Massively Parallel Processors

Programming Massively Parallel Processors
Author: David B. Kirk,Wen-mei W. Hwu
Publsiher: Morgan Kaufmann
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2016-11-24
ISBN 10: 012811987X
ISBN 13: 9780128119877
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Programming Massively Parallel Processors Book Review:

Programming Massively Parallel Processors: A Hands-on Approach, Third Edition shows both student and professional alike the basic concepts of parallel programming and GPU architecture, exploring, in detail, various techniques for constructing parallel programs. Case studies demonstrate the development process, detailing computational thinking and ending with effective and efficient parallel programs. Topics of performance, floating-point format, parallel patterns, and dynamic parallelism are covered in-depth. For this new edition, the authors have updated their coverage of CUDA, including coverage of newer libraries, such as CuDNN, moved content that has become less important to appendices, added two new chapters on parallel patterns, and updated case studies to reflect current industry practices. Teaches computational thinking and problem-solving techniques that facilitate high-performance parallel computing Utilizes CUDA version 7.5, NVIDIA's software development tool created specifically for massively parallel environments Contains new and updated case studies Includes coverage of newer libraries, such as CuDNN for Deep Learning

Algorithm Design

Algorithm Design
Author: Jon Kleinberg,Éva Tardos
Publsiher: Pearson Higher Ed
Total Pages: 864
Release: 2012-02-28
ISBN 10: 0133072525
ISBN 13: 9780133072525
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Algorithm Design Book Review:

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Algorithm Design introduces algorithms by looking at the real-world problems that motivate them. The book teaches students a range of design and analysis techniques for problems that arise in computing applications. The text encourages an understanding of the algorithm design process and an appreciation of the role of algorithms in the broader field of computer science. August 6, 2009 Author, Jon Kleinberg, was recently cited in the New York Times for his statistical analysis research in the Internet age.

Deep Learning and Parallel Computing Environment for Bioengineering Systems

Deep Learning and Parallel Computing Environment for Bioengineering Systems
Author: Dr. Arun Kumar Sangaiah
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2019-07-26
ISBN 10: 0128172932
ISBN 13: 9780128172933
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deep Learning and Parallel Computing Environment for Bioengineering Systems Book Review:

Deep Learning and Parallel Computing Environment for Bioengineering Systems delivers a significant forum for the technical advancement of deep learning in parallel computing environment across bio-engineering diversified domains and its applications. Pursuing an interdisciplinary approach, it focuses on methods used to identify and acquire valid, potentially useful knowledge sources. Managing the gathered knowledge and applying it to multiple domains including health care, social networks, mining, recommendation systems, image processing, pattern recognition and predictions using deep learning paradigms is the major strength of this book. This book integrates the core ideas of deep learning and its applications in bio engineering application domains, to be accessible to all scholars and academicians. The proposed techniques and concepts in this book can be extended in future to accommodate changing business organizations’ needs as well as practitioners’ innovative ideas. Presents novel, in-depth research contributions from a methodological/application perspective in understanding the fusion of deep machine learning paradigms and their capabilities in solving a diverse range of problems Illustrates the state-of-the-art and recent developments in the new theories and applications of deep learning approaches applied to parallel computing environment in bioengineering systems Provides concepts and technologies that are successfully used in the implementation of today's intelligent data-centric critical systems and multi-media Cloud-Big data

Computer Science Illuminated

Computer Science Illuminated
Author: Nell B. Dale,John Lewis
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Total Pages: 665
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 144966573X
ISBN 13: 9781449665739
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computer Science Illuminated Book Review:

This guide offers students an overview of computer science principles, and provides a solid foundation for those continuing their study in this dynamic and exciting discipline. New features of this edition include: a chapter on computer security providing readers with the latest information on preventing unauthorized access; types of malware and anti-virus software; protecting online information, including data collection issues with Facebook, Google, etc.; security issues with mobile and portable devices; a new section on cloud computing offering readers an overview of the latest way in which businesses and users interact with computers and mobile devices; a rewritten section on social networks including new data on Google+ and Facebook; updates to include HTML5; revised and updated Did You Know callouts are included in the chapter margins; revisions of recommendations by the ACM dealing with computer ethic issues. --

Computation Structures

Computation Structures
Author: Stephen A. Ward,Robert H. Halstead
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 789
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 9780262231398
ISBN 13: 0262231395
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computation Structures Book Review:

Computer Systems Organization -- general.

Ten Strategies of a World Class Cybersecurity Operations Center

Ten Strategies of a World Class Cybersecurity Operations Center
Author: Carson Zimmerman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2014-07-01
ISBN 10: 9780692243107
ISBN 13: 0692243100
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ten Strategies of a World Class Cybersecurity Operations Center Book Review:

Ten Strategies of a World-Class Cyber Security Operations Center conveys MITRE's accumulated expertise on enterprise-grade computer network defense. It covers ten key qualities of leading Cyber Security Operations Centers (CSOCs), ranging from their structure and organization, to processes that best enable smooth operations, to approaches that extract maximum value from key CSOC technology investments. This book offers perspective and context for key decision points in structuring a CSOC, such as what capabilities to offer, how to architect large-scale data collection and analysis, and how to prepare the CSOC team for agile, threat-based response. If you manage, work in, or are standing up a CSOC, this book is for you. It is also available on MITRE's website, www.mitre.org.