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Topic: Process (computing)

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  Process (computing) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In computing, a process is a running instance of a program, including all variables and other states.
It is usual to associate a single process with a main program, and 'daughter' processes with any spin-off, parallel processes, which behave like asynchronous subroutines.
However, if the process attempts to access code or data on disk, then it will be suspended while that content is moved into physical memory through a process known as paging.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Computer_process   (788 words)

 Process (general) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Identification of a process is a subjective task, because whole Universe demostrates one continuous universal process.
A process may be identified by the changes it creates in the properties of one or more objects under its influence.
A process may be categorized as singular, recurrent, or periodic.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Process   (335 words)

 After Hours Computing: Our Design Process
The "Story Boarding" process helps you take the idea from your head and place in on a medium that can be shared with the developers.
By the end of the process the general content of each page and the flow between the pages should be fully defined.
Two approaches to this are to use a word processing program to develop your outline or to perform a "cut and paste" to a physical storyboard.
www.ahcnet.net /webdesignproc.html   (2099 words)

 WebSphere Application Server: A foundation for on demand computing
Web-based computing is, in some sense, a natural extension of the multitiered distributed computing model, whereby the presentation logic has been relocated in the middle tier of the distributed computing topology and drives the interaction with the end user through fixed-function devices in the user's presence.
For the most part, information computing is in principle a cost of doing business—a necessary activity to remove the tedium of repetitive tasks or to assist employees to perform their jobs.
They need to manage their computing resources more efficiently to be able to share resources over a broader range of applications and to be able to dynamically adjust the allocation of those resources to different applications as demand for each application fluctuates throughout the day.
www.research.ibm.com /journal/sj/432/herness.html   (11810 words)

 process - a definition from Whatis.com
Like a task, a process is a running program with which a particular set of data is associated so that the process can be kept track of.
A process can initiate a subprocess, which is a called a child process (and the initiating process is sometimes referred to as its parent).
A child process is a replica of the parent process and shares some of its resources, but cannot exist if the parent is terminated.
whatis.techtarget.com /definition/0,,sid9_gci212832,00.html   (222 words)

 Computing in Instructional Process
Twenty-nine percent of the faculty surveyed used the computer in a course.
Seventy-three percent of the student body is enrolled in a course that uses computing (there are 184 such courses).
Students categorize the use of computing in courses as "integral" to the course and feel that it "quantitatively" improves the course.
www.dartmouth.edu /comp/about/history/timeline/1970s/75/courses.html   (162 words)

 Standards Related to Computing at James Madison University
Large-scope computing projects require involvement by the central IT organization and the formal appointment of a project manager and project committee responsible for conducting and documenting a full business analysis (including possible alternatives, expected benefits, financial implications, technical requirements and potential risks).
The cost/benefit analysis process outlined at A series of instructions to assist the analysis process for other major enhancement projects is available at http://www.jmu.edu/computing/is/analysis.shtml will be used to weigh the costs and related values of any optional maintenance efforts.
The cost-benefit analysis or the computing system analysis for major projects may be used to guide the process.
www.jmu.edu /computing/standards/projmgt/easyprint.shtml   (1578 words)

 Learn business process modeling basics for the analyst
A process element is an artifact asset that defines a segment of a process which is designed and managed to be reusable within BP models.
As Figure 2 shows, an analyst creates various process elements in the appropriate editor (for example, a use process editor for the graphical representation of a BP flow, consisting of activities and the connections between them).
Processes: Processes are a sequence of activities, conditions that dictate when these activities will be performed, resources required to perform activities, and the data flows between activities and interaction with services.
www-128.ibm.com /developerworks/webservices/library/ws-bpm4analyst   (3654 words)

 Modernizing Bridge Safety Inspection with Process Improvement & Mobile Computing
The research determined that the inspection process is readily transformable from one that relies on marking up paper reports in the field and then returning to the office for semi-manual reporting to one that is electronically assisted using mobile PC’s in the areas of field data capture, automated bridge inventory updates, and semi-automated report production.
While this process is convenient for the inspector in terms of initial data entry, one weakness is the inefficiency in gathering widely diffused data.
For process transformational purposes all three inspection functions are considered essential components of the whole inspection process and each must be addressed and integrated into the whole for process transformation to succeed.
www.asceditor.usm.edu /archives/2004/Mills04.htm   (4280 words)

 Emerson Process Management
Two pioneering projects are showing that nuclear plant process computing can be as open as the office desktop environment, and highly expandable for future upgrades.
ICS includes two independent computer systems, one for each unit, a "stimulated" simulator subsystem (so that the existing full scope simulator can be modified to completely model the new I&C) and an ICS development system.
By using industry standard personal computer architecture, Ovation® aims to provide a flexible upgrade path, allowing users to easily incorporate more powerful PC technologies as they are introduced, protecting their systems from technical obsolescence.
www.emersonprocess-powerwater.com /news/ae/nei.htm   (1391 words)

 GeoGrid Computing
If you have high volume "number crunching" jobs to process but aren't in position to make substantial investments in new hardware, Grid Computing could be the answer for you.
Grid computing is an advanced approach to distributed computing.
Geo-Grid Computing can tackle a spatial processing problem that would take a single machine a few weeks to complete, and finish it in a fraction of the time.
www.empower.com /pages/Grid_computing.htm   (207 words)

 Processor Editorial Article - The 64-Bit Computing Adoption Process   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Over the past few years there has been much hype about 64-bit computing, and six months to a year ago, that hype seemed to be at its peak.
She says, "The adoption of 64-bit computing is slow, but it continues to grow.
The need for 64-bit computing in the SMB market is useful in vertical industries such as manufacturing, finance, and energy.
www.processor.com /editorial/article.asp?Article=articles/p2653/32p53/32p53.asp&GUID=   (1273 words)

 The KU Office of University Relations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The processes put in place as a result of a reevaluation of campus networking, computing, and telecommunications must anticipate rapidly changing technology.
The process of allocating resources for campus computing and telecommunications services needs to be examined.
What process would best facilitate the transition of the campus from its current state (that is, one lacking in ubiquitous networking infrastructure and state-of-the-art administrative software systems), to modern facilities that would position KU to be competitive in the future?
www.ur.ku.edu /Admin/Announcements/reeng/computel.html   (755 words)

 High Performance Computing and Infrastructure for Chemical Process Modeling (Research Areas)
The energetics and structure of silicon clusters have been investigated, enabling the computation of such properties as the diffusion coefficient, surface tension, phonon spectra, etc. These results have indicated that many of the fundamental materials properties are similar to bulk materials.
Process models for the dynamics of large particles in the industrially-important rotating disk and barrel chemical vapor deposition (CVD) reactors have been developed.
Such interactive computations facilitate the development of a fundamental understanding of coupled chemically reacting systems through the ability to quickly probe the impact of process parameters and proposed mechanisms.
www.cstl.nist.gov /div836/hpcc/research.html   (1093 words)

 PRESS RELEASE Chordiant Grid Enables Business Process Management Solutions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Historically, grid computing has been used to reduce significantly the time taken to perform complex algorithms used in analytic applications, from hours to minutes, increasing performance and freeing up computing capacity for utilisation elsewhere.
One example where Chordiant's deployment of grid computing could benefit customers includes the ability to present real-time, personalised and contextually relevant offers, while interacting with customers in a contact centre, branch or retail channel environment, which involves analytics processing.
Another example is in autonomic business process management, where analytics and round trip engineering can be utilised to self-optimise, configure and heal broken enterprise business processes.
www.marketwire.com /mw/release_html_b1?release_id=73565   (989 words)

 TaskMap - the fast, easy way to create and communicate business processes EVERYONE will understand. Guaranteed.
Simplifying process mapping with Visio and TaskMap, see the webcast that is changing the way processes are documented.
Process mapping in an hour or less starting at $249
Enhance your existing practice and increase revenue by adding process mapping to your set of skills.
www.harvardcomputing.com   (267 words)

 Meet the experts: Lennart Frantzell demystifies the autonomic computing integration process
The first step in our engagement process is to look at the architecture of the application and determine how this architecture, and consequently, the Business Partner, can benefit from autonomic computing.
In general, autonomic computing by itself is a "closed loop" scenario (we have the GLA, the CBE, and so on); however, in most large-scale implementations, you want to really go beyond that and tie into existing systems-management software.
Their customers are often deployed with Tivoli, and we will add to that an autonomic computing facility, kind of a "bridge" if you will, a conduit between the Sana application and the Tivoli TEC, which fits in very nicely with the existing architecture.
www.ibm.com /developerworks/autonomic/library/ac-frantzell   (3285 words)

 Business Process Management Suites | BPM Rules! | July 7, 2005 | Network Computing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Business processes are governed by a plethora of rules, which determine how tasks are routed, which task will be executed next, and how long the process can wait for a response from another system or human being.
Working processes continued to execute based on the version deployed when they were launched, while new processes executed based on the new version.
All the products tested provide operational metrics, such as process execution times, number of times a process has executed, and which user executed how many tasks, as well as the means to track more business-centric stats, such as the value of a process as determined by the process data.
www.networkcomputing.com /story/singlePageFormat.jhtml?articleID=164903412   (5473 words)

 InformationWeek | Thomas Siebel | CEO Visions: Business Process Is the Focal Point | January 27, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
With business-process computing, all these systems are seamlessly connected, so the process is completed in real time during a single interaction with the customer.
Instead of modeling their own processes, companies can take out-of-the-box processes and slightly customize them to reflect their unique approach, resulting in significant savings in time and cost.
The emergence of business-process computing means that the days of closed, monolithic application suites and proprietary integration solutions are over.
www.informationweek.com /story/IWK20030123S0012   (1053 words)

 HP Process Advances the Welcome 'Unreliable Computing' Trend
The increasing reliance on smaller devices is causing performance problems, because such devices are more affected by external influences such as radiation and electrical noise.
Unreliable computing will be an essential tool for manufacturers of smaller devices in achieving the continuing price and performance improvements predicted by Moore’s Law.
Recommendations: Recognize that unreliable computing, whether at the circuit level or the server level, will become pervasive throughout IT architectures in the coming decade.
www.gartner.com /DisplayDocument?doc_cd=129174   (595 words)

Computer System Overview- Basic elements, processor registers, instruction execution, interrupts, the memory hierarchy, cache memory, I/O communication techniques.
Introduce internet computing systems from an applications, software, hardware and communications view; An understanding of web design software tools and the ability to use them in developing web based applications An understanding of the impact of modern computing and communication technology on business, with specific reference to the role played by the Internet.
The aim of the project is to allow students to carry out research on a computing related topic that they are not going to cover in class.
www.info.bw /~bac/CIS/modules3.html   (595 words)

 History of Computing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The main topics we talked about were the history of computing and the software design process, which was explained with the example of a small town library.
The history of computing did not just start in the 20th century when the first computers, as we know them today, were invented.
The process however is more identifying the problem and solving it through a software design and implementation process.
www.mandy-kuhnt.de /info/info2.html   (2248 words)

 Computing Survival Skills: Certification Process
In the future, when you or someone in your department has a computing problem, you will be better prepared to solve it on your own or to locate the resources that can assist you in solving it.
As a certified graduate of Computing Survival Skills, you can use your new skills and knowledge to provide more effective and efficient computing support within your department.
These pages are expected to represent the University of Virginia community and the State of Virginia in a professional manner in accordance with the University of Virginia’s Computing Policies.
www.itc.virginia.edu /survival/information/certification.html   (482 words)

 ICSOC 2004
Services are autonomous platform-independent computational elements that can be described, published, discovered, orchestrated and programmed using standard protocols for the purpose of building agile networks of collaborating business applications distributed within and across organizational boundaries.
However, before the service oriented computing paradigm becomes reality, there is a number of challenging issues that need to be addressed including among other things service modeling and design methodologies, architectural approaches, service development, deployment and composition, programming and evolution of services and their supporting technologies and infrastructure.
Amit Sheth is a Professor of Computer Science and Director of the LSDIS lab at the University of Georgia.
icsoc.dit.unitn.it   (5581 words)

 PID Creation Process - computing.vt.edu
After your information is in Banner, you may use the PID Creation Tool to complete the process.
If you graduated before 1977, your information is not in the system and will need to be entered.
Alums: Use your name as it exists in the Virginia Tech computer system.
computing.vt.edu /accounts_and_access/pid/pidgenprocess.html   (564 words)

 Hierarchical, parallel computing strategies using component object model for process modelling responses of forest ...
Abstract: Process models are powerful research tools for assessing the effects of multiple environmental stresses on forest plantations.
However, process models are usually detailed and present complex modelling challenges that require innovative computing approaches.
The authors have developed a hierarchical, parallel computing strategy for modelling forest plantations growing under multiple stresses.
www.ncrs.fs.fed.us /pubs/viewpub.asp?key=2564   (241 words)

 News: Automatic Windows patching process to be deployed - CMU/SCS Computing Facilities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
An alternative automatic patching process that does not prompt for a reboot is available for server systems.
Contact help@cs.cmu.edu to request that a PC use this alternative process or be exempted entirely from having patches automatically installed.
If your PC is not a part of the SCS Windows Domain or otherwise does not receive these automatic patches, you are responsible for using Windows Update or other means to keep it up to date for critical patches.
www.cs.cmu.edu /~help/news/archives/pc_auto_patching.feb.23.2004.html   (341 words)

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Microsoft's goal in dynamic computing, from a business process flow perspective, is to "create the best technology to enable process flow." Accordingly, the company positions itself as a "tool and platform provider," not a provider of the best, most-comprehensive process flow solutions.
Create a larger central repository of business process flows that can be downloaded and deployed by developers to help them solve real world process flow problems rapidly.
This is despite the fact that responding customers of all sizes view "an in-depth understanding of our unique business process requirements" to be the single most important factor (and understanding of their vertical industry requirements as one of the most important factors) as a requirement for a vendor to become a strategic vendor.
www.summitstrat.com /assets/JCoct05COL   (1042 words)

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