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— Impulsive control of a chaotic system is ideal for designing digital control schemes where the control laws are generated by digital devices which are discrete in time. In this paper, several theorems on the stability of impulsive control systems are presented. These theorems are then used to find the conditions under which the chaotic systems can be(More)
Fundamental advances in high-level storage architectures and low-level storage-device interfaces greatly improve the performance and scalability of storage systems. Specifically, the decoupling of storage control (i.e., file system policy) from datapath operations (i.e., read, write) allows client applications to leverage the readily available bandwidth of(More)
This work presents a real-time system for multiple objects tracking in dynamic scenes. A unique characteristic of the system is its ability to cope with long-duration and complete occlusion without a prior knowledge about the shape or motion of objects. The system produces good segment and tracking results at a frame rate of 15-20 fps for image size of 320(More)
Clustering of task graphs has been used as an intermediate step toward scheduling parallel architectures. In this paper, we identify important characteristics of clustering algorithms and propose a general framework for analyzing and evaluating such algorithms. Using this framework, we present an analytic performance comparison of four algorithms: Dominant(More)
BACKGROUND DNA variants appearing to predispose to drug-associated "acquired" long-QT syndrome (aLQTS) have been reported in congenital long-QT disease genes. However, the incidence of these genetic risk factors has not been systematically evaluated in a large set of patients with aLQTS. We have previously identified functionally important DNA variants in(More)
We describe a parallel programming tool for scheduling static task graphs and generating the appropriate target code for message passing MIMD architectures. The computational complexity of the system is almost linear to the size of the task graph and preliminary experiments show performance comparable to the “best” hand-written programs.
We investigate the issues involved in developing a scalable World Wide Web (WWW) server on a cluster of workstations and parallel machines, using the Hypertext Transport Protocol (HTTP). The main objective is to strengthen the processing capabilities of such a server by utilizing the power of multicomputers to match huge demands in simultaneous access(More)
Recognition of protein folding patterns is an important step in protein structure and function predictions. Traditional sequence similarity-based approach fails to yield convincing predictions when proteins have low sequence identities, while the taxonometric approach is a reliable alternative. From a pattern recognition perspective, protein fold(More)
This paper describes the design and implementation of Sor-rento – a self-organizing storage cluster built upon commodity components. Sorrento complements previous researches on distributed file/storage systems by focusing on incremental expandability and manageability of the system and on design choices for optimizing performance of parallel data-intensive(More)