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We have developed a prototype 256-slice CT-scanner for four-dimensional (4D) imaging that employs continuous rotations of a cone-beam. Since a cone-beam scan along a circular orbit does not collect a complete set of data to make an exact reconstruction of a volume [three-dimensional (3D) image], it might cause disadvantages or artifacts. To examine effects(More)
The objective of this study is the development of a computer simulation model for pedestrian movement in architectural and urban space. The characteristic of the model is the ability to visualize the movement of each pedestrian in a plan as an animation. So architects and designers can easily find and understand the problems in their design projects. In(More)
We propose a speculative multi-threading processor architecture called Pinot. Pinot exploits parallelism over a wide range of granularities without modifying program sources. Since exploitation of fine-grain parallelism suffers from limits of parallelism and overhead incurred by parallelization, it is better to extract coarse-grain parallelism. Coarse-grain(More)
Gap junctions formed by connexins mediate cell-cell communication by electrical and chemical coupling. Recently, it has been shown that alterations in the phosphorylation state of the connexins result in functional alteration of cell-cell communication through gap junctions. Therefore, we focused on the association of alterations of phosphorylation state of(More)
Linearizability is the strongest form of consistency for concurrent systems, but most large-scale storage systems settle for weaker forms of consistency. RIFL provides a general-purpose mechanism for converting at-least-once RPC semantics to exactly-once semantics, thereby making it easy to turn non-linearizable operations into linearizable ones. RIFL is(More)
To investigate how intercellular coupling can be changed during Ca2+ overloading of ventricular muscle, we studied Ca2+ signals in individual cells and the histochemistry of the major gap junction channel, connexin43 (Cx43), using multicellular preparations. Papillary muscles were obtained from guinea pig ventricles and loaded with rhod-2. Sequential Ca2+(More)
What will information terminals look like in the 21st century? We believe they will require three important features: mobility , intelligence, and diversity. With the Inter-net, a large number of our daily activities will take place on information terminals. Mobility increases their convenience; for instance, wherever we are, we bring global currency with(More)
We have fabricated a Chip Multiprocessor prototype code-named Merlot to proof our novel speculative multithreading architecture. On Merlot, multiple threads provide wider issue window beyond ordinal instruction level parallel (ILP) processors like superscalar or VLIW. With the architecture, we estimate 3.0 times speedup against single processing elements(More)