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ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR), Volume 32 Issue 3, Sept. 2000

Electronic document addressing: dealing with change
Helen Ashman
Pages: 201-212
DOI: 10.1145/367701.367702
The management of electronic document collections is fundamentally different from the management of paper documents. The ephemeral nature of some electronic documents means that the document address (i.e., reference details of the document) can...

Techniques for obtaining high performance in Java programs
Iffat H. Kazi, Berdenia Stanley, David J. Lilja, Howard H. Chen
Pages: 213-240
DOI: 10.1145/367701.367714
This survey describes research directions in techniques to improve the performance of programs written in the Java programming language. The standard technique for Java execution is interpretation, which provides for extensive portability of...

Process migration
Dejan S. Milojičić, Richard Wheeler, Fred Douglis, Yves Paindaveine, Songnian Zhou
Pages: 241-299
DOI: 10.1145/367701.367728
Process migration is the act of transferring a process between two machines. It enables dynamic load distribution, fault resilience, eased system administration, and data access locality. Despite these goals and ongoing research efforts,...

An introduction to quantum computing for non-physicists
Eleanor Rieffel, Wolfgang Polak
Pages: 300-335
DOI: 10.1145/367701.367709
Richard Feynman's observation that certain quantum mechanical effects cannot be simulated efficiently on a computer led to speculation that computation in general could be done more efficiently if it used these quantum effects. This speculation...