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The eXtreme Processing Platform (XPPTM) is a new runtime-reconfigurable data processing architecture. It is based on a hierarchical array of coarsegrain, adaptive computing elements, and a packet-oriented communication network. The strength of the XPPTM technology originates from the combination of array processing with unique, powerful run-time(More)
The extreme processing platform (XPP) is a new runtime-reconfigurable data processing architecture. It is based on a scalable array of coarse grained computing elements and a packet oriented communication network. The strength of XPP originates from the combination of array processing with unique, powerful runtime-reconfiguration mechanisms. Parts of the(More)
OBJECTIVE Exploration of longer-term outcomes of an ongoing educational-outreach service for community doctors. DESIGN Quasi-experimental, with parallel and historical comparisons. SETTING Since 1992, a teaching-hospital-based service has been providing advice and information on drugs and therapeutic strategies to community medical practitioners. (More)
BACKGROUND The Ontario government spent approximately 10% (CDN $148 million) of the provincial medication budget on statins in 1998. This number can be expected to grow in light of new guidelines from the United States recommending that three times as many patients should be receiving antihyperlipidemic therapy. There is scant population-based information(More)
8517 Background: Evidence-based palliative care service delivery models are needed. General practitioner (GP) and patient-centered case conferences may increase multidisciplinary interaction and enhance patient care. Educational outreach visiting in pain management may empower learners and improve care. METHODS Three interventions were tested against a(More)
CONTEXT Evidence-based approaches are needed to improve the delivery of specialized palliative care. OBJECTIVES The aim of this trial was to improve on current models of service provision. METHODS This 2×2×2 factorial cluster randomized controlled trial was conducted at an Australian community-based palliative care service, allowing three simultaneous(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate whether introduction of a national education program for GPs to improve decision making relating to the use of prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing for screening represents 'value-for-money' from the perspective of the Australian Government. METHODS The annual equivalent costs and consequences of a proposed national program in(More)
This paper describes PACT XPP Technologies' Function-PAE (FNC-PAE) Processor Core which was designed for executing irregular, control-flow dominated code efficiently in embedded systems. It combines aspects of dynamically reconfigurable coarse-grain arrays and VLIW processors. The silicon-proven FNC-PAE Cores are tightly integrated with the XPP(More)