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With the aid of analysis software (Minitab 14.0), the formulation of pure culture in Mineral Salts Medium (MSM) can be optimized for several responses and the best formulation can be obtained. The influence of the different mixtures of three strains in the pure culture in MSM on the flavor components in decolorization of Methyl Red (with initial total cell(More)
We present in this paper a framework for performance prediction of parallel programs on hierarchical clusters. This framework is mainly designed for the use by the switching functions in parallel adaptive applications. Indeed, the principal referred objectives by this framework are the accuracy of the prediction and the rapidity of the prediction process.(More)
Multiresistant Gram-negative bacteria are the prime mover of nosocomial infections. Some are naturally resistant to antibiotics, their genetic makes them insensitive to certain families of antibiotics and they transmit these resistors to their offspring. Moreover, when bacteria are subjected to antibiotics, they eventually develop resistance against drugs(More)
Performance is one of the key features of parallel and distributed computing systems. For that reason, a significant research effort was invested in the development of approaches in the area of performance modeling and prediction. Since many parallel applications from scientific computing use MPI communication operations to distribute or collect data, we(More)
Multiple pollutions by trace metals and pharmaceuticals have become one of the most important problems in marine coastal areas because of its excessive toxicity on organisms living in this area. This study aimed to assess the individual and mixture toxicity of Cu, Cd, and oxytetracycline frequently existing in the contaminated marine areas and the(More)
To improve biomass production and glucoamylase activity (GA) by Candida famata, culture conditions were optimized. A 2(3) full factorial design (FFD) with a response surface model was used to evaluate the effects and interactions of pH (X1 ), time of cultivation (X2 ), and starch concentration (X3 ) on the biomass production and enzyme activity. A total of(More)
Recent advances in parallel and distributed computing have made it very challenging for programmers to reach the performance potential of current systems. In addition, recent advances in numerical algorithms and software optimizations have tremendously increased the number of alternatives for solving a problem, which further complicates the software tuning(More)
Indigo, also known in Morocco as Nila, is a dye widely used in the coloring of Moroccan handicrafts. It is obtained from fermentation reactions on the leaves and branches of true indigo, Indigofera tinctoria, which is a widespread plant in tropical Africa and Asia. We report a case of fatal poisoning in a 3-year-old child after administration of indigo for(More)
Due to the increasing diversity and the continuous evolution of existing parallel systems, solving efficiently a target problem by using a single algorithm or writing efficient and portable programs is becoming a challenging task. In this paper, we present a generic framework that integrates performance models with adaptive techniques in order to design(More)