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IEEE Computer Volume 11 Number 5 -- REPOSITORY Disclosure Number: IPCOM000131313D
Original Publication Date: 1978-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Nov-10
Document File: 6 page(s) / 27K

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Software Patent Institute

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R78-42 -- Trivedi, Kishor S., and Robert A. Wagner, "A Decision Model for Closed Queuing Networks" (30 pp., Duke University, Durham, North Carolina)

This paper considers the cost-performance optimization of systems that can be modeled using a closed queuing network. The system throughput is the objective function to be maximized and the speeds of the servers are the decision variables. A rich class of nonlinear cost functions is considered, The paper shows that any local optimum of the optimization problem is also a global optimum. It also shows that the cost constraint is active and that the method of Lagrange multipliers can be used to solve the problem efficiently.

R78-43 -- Thompson, Timothy Jon, "The Pascal Series: A Plato Lesson Sequence" {36 pp., Report No. UIUCDCSR-77-909, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois}

This paper discusses the overall design of a Plato lesson sequence, particularly that of the Pascal series, a sequence intended for introductory computer science courses. It lists the topics and concepts covered by each lesson of the sequence, and discusses some general considerations in writing Plato lessons,

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