Peter J. Taillon

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Fixed-parameter tractability (FPT) techniques have recently been successful in solving NP-complete problem instances of practical importance which were too large to be solved with previous methods. In this paper, we show how to enhance this approach through the addition of parallelism, thereby allowing even larger problem instances to be solved in practice.(More)
This paper presents a parallel version of CLUSTAL W, called pCLUSTAL. In contrast to the commercial SGI parallel Clustal, which requires an expensive shared memory SGI multiprocessor, pCLUSTAL can be run on a range of distributed and shared memory parallel machines , from high-end parallel multiprocessors (e.g. Sunfire 6800, IBM SP2, etc.) to PC clusters,(More)
Fixed-parameter tractability (FPT) techniques have recently been successful in solving NP-complete problem instances of practical importance which were too large to be solved with previous methods. In this paper we show how to enhance this approach through the addition of parallelism, thereby allowing even larger problem instances to be solved in practice.(More)
The explosive growth of smartphone sales in recent years has almost no comparison in the sector of consumer electronics. Sales in 2010 almost doubled those of 2009 year, with Android-based units showing a startling 1,580% growth in the last quarter of 2010, as compared to the same period the previous year [3]. Given such a proliferation of mobile computing(More)
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