Data Compression: The Complete Reference Giambattista della Porta, a Renaissance scientist, was the author in 1558 of Magia Naturalis (Natural Magic), a book in which he discusses many subjects, including demonology, magnetism, and the camera obscura. The book mentions an imaginary device that has since become known as the “sympathetic telegraph.” This device was to have... GPU Computing Gems Emerald Edition (Applications of GPU Computing Series)
We are entering the golden age of GPU computing. Since the introduction of CUDA in 2007, more
than 100 million computers with CUDA-capable GPUs have been shipped to end users. Unlike the
previous GPGPU shader programming models, CUDA supports parallel programming in C. From my
own experience in teaching CUDA programming, C programmers...
HTML5 is the new catchall term for “the Web.” Like Ajax and Web 2.0 before, the term
can cause confusion when used in different contexts. HTML5 is technically the fifth
revision of the HTML markup language, but you will find the term being used to describe
an umbrella of next-generation web technology...
Concurrent Programming: Algorithms, Principles, and Foundations
The advent of new architectures and computing platforms means that synchronization and concurrent computing are among the most important topics in computing science. Concurrent programs are made up of cooperating entities -- processors, processes, agents, peers, sensors -- and synchronization is the set of concepts, rules and mechanisms that...
Happiness For Dummies (Psychology & Self Help) Happiness is an important part of life — no less than anger, sadness, and fear. It begins with life itself: What mother doesn’t recognize the look of happiness on the face of her newborn? Human beings are wired with an innate, neurological potential for happiness, but whether this potential eventually becomes a reality depends on how we... Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software
Capturing a wealth of experience about the design of object-oriented software, four top-notch designers present a catalog of simple and succinct solutions to commonly occurring design problems. Previously undocumented, these 23 patterns allow designers to create more flexible, elegant, and ultimately reusable designs without having to...
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