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Many modern embedded applications need the execution support of a real-time operating system. Such applications have usually critical or hard timing requirements, but giving the high presence of multimedia devices, real-time operating systems can also be used to manage the tasks that execute within multimedia devices. This paper focuses on identifying the(More)
Copyright: © 2016 Spahiu V, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Ocular surface diseases are defined as disorders that cause damage to the exposed(More)
SkePU is a state-of-the-art skeleton programming library for high-level portable programming and efficient execution on heterogeneous parallel computer systems, with a publically available implementation for general-purpose multicore CPU and multi-GPU systems. This paper presents the design, implementation and evaluation of a new back-end of the SkePU(More)
The omega-3 (ω3) and omega-6 (ω6) essential fatty acid knowledge base has been exploding. In the last 5 years, at least 12 clinical trials on ω3 and ω6 supplementation and dry eye disease (DED) were published in the peer-reviewed literature (2010 to 2015), about double the amount published in the 5 years prior. Although there is increasing scientific(More)
Ultra-low power (ULP) embedded systems have become popular in the scientific community and industry, especially in media and wearable computing. In order to model ULP systems where energy per instruction can be as low as few pJ, more accurate fine-grained approaches are needed. However, there are no application-general, fine-grained and validated models yet(More)
BACKGROUND Diagnostic tests for dry eye disease (DED), including ocular surface disease index (OSDI), tear breakup time (TBUT), corneal fluorescein staining, and lissamine staining, have great deal of variability. We investigated whether fluorophotometry correlated with previously established DED diagnostic tests and whether it could serve as a novel(More)
The energy efficiency of computing systems can be enhanced via power models that provide insights into how the systems consume power. However, there are no application-general, fine-grained and validated power models which can provide insights into how a given application running on an ultra-low power (ULP) embedded system consumes power. In this study, we(More)
GASTROENTEROLOGY 2013;145:e4–e5 Question: A 59-year-old man with a body mass index of 47 kg/m was referred to the gastroenterology department with a 6-week history of persistent, nonbloody diarrhea. His past medical history included nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, appendectomy, and an adjustable gastric band fitted laparoscopically 6 years previously. He(More)
The constantly increasing computational power of the embedded systems is based on the integration of a large number of cores on a single chip. In such complex platforms, the synchronization of the accesses of the shared memory data is becoming a major issue, since it affects the performance of the whole system. This problem, which is currently a challenge(More)