This book features papers from CEPE-IACAP 2015, a joint international conference focused on the philosophy of computing. Inside, readers will discover essays that explore current issues in epistemology, philosophy of mind, logic, and philosophy of science from the lens of computation. Coverage also examines applied issues related to ethical, social, and political interest. The contributors first explore how computation has changed philosophical inquiry. Computers are now capable of joining humans in exploring foundational issues. Thus, we can ponder machine-generated explanation, thought, agency, and other quite fascinating concepts. The papers are also concerned with normative aspects of the computer and information technology revolution. They examine technology-specific analyses of key challenges, from Big Data to autonomous robots to expert systems for infrastructure control and financial services. The virtue of a collection that ranges over philosophical questions, such as this one does, lies in the prospects for a more integrated understanding of issues. These are early days in the partnership between philosophy and information technology. Philosophers and researchers are still sorting out many foundational issues. They will need to deploy all of the tools of philosophy to establish this foundation. This volume admirably showcases those tools in the hands of some excellent scholars.
This volume aims to stimulate discussions on research involving the use of data and digital images as an understanding approach for analysis and visualization of phenomena and experiments. The emphasis is put not only on graphically representing data as a way of increasing its visual analysis, but also on the imaging systems which contribute greatly to the comprehension of real cases. Scientific Visualization and Imaging Systems encompass multidisciplinary areas, with applications in many knowledge fields such as Engineering, Medicine, Material Science, Physics, Geology, Geographic Information Systems, among others. This book is a selection of 13 revised and extended research papers presented in the International Conference on Advanced Computational Engineering and Experimenting -ACE-X conferences 2010 (Paris), 2011 (Algarve), 2012 (Istanbul) and 2013 (Madrid). The examples were particularly chosen from materials research, medical applications, general concepts applied in simulations and image analysis and other interesting related problems.
This volume contains the proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Frontier Computing (FC 2016), Tokyo, Japan, July 13-15, 2016. This international meeting provided a forum for researchers to share current understanding of recent advances and emergence in information technology, science, and engineering, with themes in the scope of Communication Networks, Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management, Web Intelligence, and any related fields that further the development of information technology. The articles presented cover a wide spectrum of topics: database and data mining, networking and communications, web and internet of things, embedded system, soft computing, social network analysis, security and privacy, optics communication, and ubiquitous/pervasive computing. Many papers report results of great academic potential and value, and in addition, indicate promising directions of research in the focused realm of this conference series. Readers, including students, academic researchers, and professionals, will benefit from the results presented in this book. It also provides an overview of current research and can be used as a guidebook for those new to the field.
Learn the basics of serverless computing and how to develop event-driven architectures with the three major cloud platforms: Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. This hands-on guide dives into the foundations of serverless computing, its use cases, and how to apply it using developer tools such as Node.js, Visual Studio Code, Postman, and Serverless Framework. You will apply the fundamentals of serverless technology from the ground up, and come away with a greater understanding of its power and how to make it work for you. This book teaches you how to quickly and securely develop applications without the hassle of configuring and maintaining infrastructure. You will learn how to harness serverless technology to rapidly reduce production time and minimize your costs, while still having the freedom to customize your code, without hindering functionality. Upon completion, you will have the knowledge and resources to build your own serverless application hosted in AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud and will have experienced the benefits of event-driven technology for yourself. What You´ll Learn Gain a deeper understanding of serverless computing and when to use it Use development tools such as Node.js, Postman, and VS code to quickly set up your serverless development environment and produce applications Apply triggers to your serverless functions that best suit the architecture for the problem the functions are solving Begin building applications across cloud providers that utilize the power of serverless technology Understand best development practices with serverless computing to maintain scalable and practical solutions Code with an agnostic approach to cloud providers to minimize provider dependency Who This Book Is For Any developer looking to expand current knowledge of serverless computing, its applications, and how to architect serverless solutions, or someone just beginning in these areas
The contents of this book represent a series of lectures given in the engineering level class on cloud Computing. We have great pleasure in presenting the First edition of this book. ´´CLOUD COMPUTING PARADIGM´´ is a core subject for B-Tech, BE, BSc, MCA, BCA and Diploma Students for interring the computer technology. This book is primarily intended to serve as a textbook in according with syllabus of Cloud Computing offered by various universities in India as well as abroad. Cloud Computing is a movement started sometime during the middle of the first decade of the new millennium; the movement is motivated by the idea that information processing can be done more efficiently on large farms of computing and storage systems accessible via the Internet The authors have identified the problems of the student ´´level´´ in this book, a significant effort has been made to find simple ways to develop theoretical as well as Practical of Fundamentals of Cloud Computing.
Cloud Computing wird von nahezu allen führenden Analysten als einer der Top-5-IT-Trends gesehen, der gegenwärtig aus der Hype-Phase in den Status der praktischen betrieblichen Umsetzung übergeht. Inzwischen wird nicht mehr diskutiert, ob Cloud Computing überhaupt eine praktikable Möglichkeit des IT-Sourcing ist, sondern vielmehr, wie diese Möglichkeit sich sicher und mit hohem Nutzen für Firmen einsetzen lässt. Es wird aufgezeigt, wo die Vorteile aber auch die Stolpersteine liegen und welche prinzipiellen Lösungen es gibt, um die Chancen zu realisieren und Risiken möglichst zu umgehen.
High Performance Computing: Modern Systems and Practices is a fully comprehensive and easily accessible treatment of high performance computing, covering fundamental concepts and essential knowledge while also providing key skills training. With this book, domain scientists will learn how to use supercomputers as a key tool in their quest for new knowledge. In addition, practicing engineers will discover how supercomputers can employ HPC systems and methods to the design and simulation of innovative products, and students will begin their careers with an understanding of possible directions for future research and development in HPC. Those who maintain and administer commodity clusters will find this textbook provides essential coverage of not only what HPC systems do, but how they are used. Covers enabling technologies, system architectures and operating systems, parallel programming languages and algorithms, scientific visualization, correctness and performance debugging tools and methods, GPU accelerators and big data problems Provides numerous examples that explore the basics of supercomputing, while also providing practical training in the real use of high-end computers Helps users with informative and practical examples that build knowledge and skills through incremental steps Features sidebars of background and context to present a live history and culture of this unique field Includes online resources, such as recorded lectures from the authors´ HPC courses
The development of computing performance faced different limitations. The ´´memory wall´´ limited the performance from the beginning. For today the single processor performance has hit the ´´complexity wall´´ and ´´thermal wall´´. The computing approached and reached the final limits the laws of the nature enable. The practical need for increasing the computing performance (large amount of computing operations and data, the growing interest in deploying artificial intelligence; all these in real-time) gave more focus to parallelization. The discussion in this booklet scrutinizes whether the present efforts to produce high-performance systems from a very large number of parallelized sequential processors can be successful. A new limitation: the ´´performance wall´´ is faced, which originates from the very basics of the computing: the computing paradigm and its clock-driven electronic implementation. This finding has far-reaching consequences. The book explains the sometimes shocking unexpected saturation limitations and failures in fields like building exa-scale supercomputers, running exa-scale programs, or simulating the operation of the human brain.
El Cloud Computing actualmente está presentando dificultades para manipular la gran cantidad de datos que surgen del modelo tecnológico IoT. Debido a ello, un nuevo modelo computacional denominado Fog Computing (Computación en el Borde) ha sido creado con el objetivo de acercar el cliente con el servidor para solucionar los problemas de ancho de banda, latencia y geolocalizacion, entre otras cosas. Este trabajo presenta una evaluación del balanceo de cargas en entornos de Fog Computing mediante el análisis de las topologías IoT más utilizadas para la gestión de la continuidad al Cloud.