Rodrigo M. C. S. Castro

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Tuning cache architectures in MPSoC platforms for embedded applications can dramatically reduce energy consumption. This paper presents a design tool for adjusting a two-level cache memory hierarchy that uses a fast non-dominated sorting algorithm (NSGAII) in order to provide decision support capabilities. It aims to reduce energy consumption and improve(More)
Swarm Intelligence algorithms have been extensively applied to solve optimization problems. However, some of them, such as Particle Swarm Optimization, may not present the ability to generate diversity after environmental changes. In this paper we propose a hybrid algorithm to overcome this problem by applying a very interesting feature of the Fish School(More)
The effect of the malnutrition during suckling on the aggressiveness was investigated in adult rats treated or not with citalopram, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). The animals were divided into two groups according to the diet used: nourished group - the rats received the control diet with 23% protein during the life; and malnourished group(More)
Blood transfusions have still been used as a standard therapy to treat severe anemia. Current evidences point to both excessive allogeneic blood consumption and decreased donations, which result in reduced stocks in blood banks. Several studies have increasingly suggested a more restrictive transfusion practice for blood products. Currently, a number of(More)
INTRODUCTION Congenital heart defects treatment shows progressive reduction in morbidity and mortality, however, the scar, resulting from ventricular (VSD) and atrial septal defect (ASD) repair, may cause discomfort. Right axillary minithoracotomy approach, by avoiding the breast growth region, is an option for correction of these defects that may provide(More)
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