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By Mahdi Abdelguerfi, S. H. Lavington

This e-book illustrates vital ways that new parallel is getting used to enhance the rate and value of a number of details platforms. It comprises 13 unique papers that survey the newest traits in functionality improving architectures for clever details platforms.

The machines featured within the textual content were designed to aid details structures starting from relational databases to semantic networks and different synthetic intelligence paradigms. moreover, a number of the initiatives illustrated within the ebook comprise ordinary architectural principles that help higher-level specifications by utilizing semantics-free designs.

The case reviews describe add-on machines and performance-enhancing devices that hire parallel to hurry up database operations. different case reports convey how high-performance desktops aid database and comparable software program, even supposing a few systems have been initially designed for clinical or numeric functions. The final 3 chapters supply examples of machines which are intentionally designed to hurry up a specific wisdom illustration formalism or a selected AI challenge fixing paradigm. the knowledge provided all through this e-book may help all these engaged within the layout or use of high-performance architectures for nonnumeric (i.e., symbolic) purposes.

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8 billion people lack sanitation and sewage treatment. 5 billion suffer chronically substandard housing. Also, over 35,000 children die daily—75 per cent of them from pneumonia. Over 6 million die annually in India from respiratory problems—most of them probably as a result of the burning of domestic fuels in the home. 5 billion people in the world suffer severe particulate pollution. Traffic congestion and its consequences are not confined to the industrialised countries. Traffic congestion in Bangkok, according to UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) estimates, costs in excess of US$1 billion annually in direct costs, and a further US$1 billion in indirect costs, such as impacts on health.

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