Satoshi Matsushita

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
We report our operational experience of improving the energy efficiency of the power supply and cooling facilities of the K computer. By optimizing the number of active air handlers, the blowout temperature and the number of fans, the power consumption of the air handlers was reduced by approximately 40 %. We next considered improvements to the energy(More)
BACKGROUND Adequate fluid management is an important component of patient care following cardiac surgery. Our aim in this study was to determine the benefits of tolvaptan, an oral selective vasopressin-2 receptor antagonist that causes electrolyte-free water diuresis, in postoperative fluid management. We prospectively examined the effect of tolvaptan on(More)