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Megaherbivores and small burrowing mammals commonly coexist and play important functional roles in grassland ecosystems worldwide. The interactive effects of these two functional groups of herbivores in shaping the structure and function of grassland ecosystems are poorly understood. In North America's central grasslands, domestic cattle (Bos taurus) have(More)
In this paper, we present an optimized GPU implementation for the induced dimension reduction algorithm. We improve data locality, combine it with an efficient sparse matrix vector kernel, and investigate the potential of overlapping computation with communication as well as the possibility of concurrent kernel execution. A comprehensive performance(More)
In this paper we present an optimized GPU co-design of the Induced Dimension Reduction (IDR) algorithm for solving linear systems. Starting from a baseline implementation based on the generic BLAS routines from the MAGMA software library, we apply optimizations that are based on kernel fusion and kernel overlap. Runtime experiments are used to investigate(More)
Crawfish carotenoproteins and chitin are obtained by a combined process based on flotation-sedimentation and in situ lactic acid production. The carotenoprotein PF(1) obtained has a high content in essential amino acids, w-3-fatty acids, and carotene (mainly astaxanthin) and constitutes an excellent nutritional source for patients with malnutrition. The(More)
The stability of sheep haemoglobin and myoglobin in aqueous solution at 80, 100 and 121°C for 1 h was measured by subjecting portions of the heated solutions to electrospray mass spectrometry (ESMS). ESMS dissociates haem proteins into the globin chains and the haem moiety and, with haemoglobin, degradation of the α-(15047·5 Da) and β-(16073·3 Da) chains(More)
A detailed description of the time-step-targeting time evolution method within the density-matrix renormalization-group algorithm is presented. The focus of this publication is on the implementation of the algorithm and its generic application. The case of one-site excitations within a Hubbard model is analyzed as a test for the algorithm, using open chains(More)
We report on the development, implementation, and demonstration of a novel, massively parallel computational scheme for detection of a target radiating a random signal in the presence of noise. This scheme involves coherent spatio-temporal fusion of data streams from multiple sensors, leading to the derivation of LLR detection statistics. Since streaming(More)
Reduction of microbial populations on carcasses has been achieved and reported by some authors by spraying solutions of organic acids, mainly lactic acid, on the meat surface. However, in practice, lactic acid is very expensive. Production of lactic acid in situ by a controlled lactic fermentation seemed to be a feasible answer. The objective of the present(More)
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