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Intel's Hyper-Threading Technology brings the concept of simultaneous multi-threading to the Intel Architecture. Hyper-Threading Technology makes a single physical processor appear as two logical processors; the physical execution resources are shared and the architecture state is duplicated for the two logical processors. From a software or architecture(More)
"Increasing the Instruction Fetch Rate viaMultiple Branch Prediction and a Branch Address Cache" was the first paper to propose a highly accurate hardware mechanism for predicting and fetching multiple non-contiguous basic blocks using leading-edge aggressive branch predictors of the time. Prior to this paper, the methods to increase fetch bandwidth relied(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine use of the Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration in predicting handwriting performance of early elementary students and the contribution of sex. An additional purpose was to examine whether successful completion of the first nine figures or the oblique cross from the test predicted handwriting. 101 children(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to describe and compare the fine motor activities in Head Start and kindergarten classrooms in order to open a dialogue between the two contexts about the fine motor activities children in preschool will face in kindergarten. METHODS Children in 10 Head Start and 10 kindergarten classrooms were observed for 1 day(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the benefits of a summer handwriting instruction course offered to community elementary-age students. METHODS Twenty-six students participated in the study and attended instruction for 1 hour per day for 2 weeks. Pre- and posttesting with the Evaluation Tool of Children's Handwriting (ETCH) were(More)
PURPOSE To develop, test and evaluate affordable haptic technology to provide robotic-assisted repetitive motion fine-motor training. METHODS A haptic computer/user interface was modified by adding a pantograph to hold a pen and to increase the haptic workspace. Custom software moves a pen attached to the device through prescribed three-dimensional (3D)(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this longitudinal study was to examine the consistency of handwriting in children from the beginning of kindergarten to the middle of the first-grade year. Consistency was defined as retaining the same qualitative performance and relative ranking over time. METHOD Ninety-three children were tested at the beginning of the(More)