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  SPARC Bylaws
SPARC members are not eligible for positions as media heads, and media heads are not eligible for membership in SPARC.
SPARC is to maintain a policy of fostering both freedom and responsibility among student publications-freedom to pursue and to disseminate information without prior clearance or restraint, and responsibility to do so without engaging in libel, slander, undocumented allegations, attacks on personal integrity, unwarranted invasions of privacy, or techniques of harassment and innuendo.
SPARC, in cooperation with a station adviser and the station staff, is to provide for the monitoring of the station, its personnel, and programming to assure that these are in compliance with all codes and regulations (including licensing of the station and its personnel and all reporting requirements) of the Federal Communications Commission.
www.grinnell.edu /student/sparc/constitution   (1336 words)

 SPARC | Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition
SPARC FAQ for University Administrators and Faculty (May 2, 2006)
More information on SPARC's work for public access is available from the Alliance for Taxpayer Access.
The University of Glasgow, SPARC Europe and LIBER are proud to announce:
www.arl.org /sparc   (496 words)

 SPARC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
SPARC is a registered trademark of SPARC International, Inc., an organization established in 1989 to promote the SPARC and to provide conformance testing.
SPARC International was intended to "open" the SPARC architecture to make a larger ecosystem for the design, which has been licensed to several manufacturers, including Texas Instruments, Cypress Semiconductor, and Fujitsu.
The SPARC architecture was heavily influenced by the earlier designs of the RISC I and II from the University of California, Berkeley.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/SPARC   (1029 words)

 Welcome To SPARC Europe
SPARC Europe collaborates with the international SPARC organization based in Washington, DC, but it develops Europe-focused initiatives under the direction of a Board of Directors and the SPARC Europe Director.
Membership of SPARC Europe is open to national and academic libraries, library organizations and research institutions in the region.
SPARC has pubished “Sponsorships for Nonprofit Scholarly and Scientific Journals: A Guide to Defining and Negotiating Successful Sponsorships.” This new guide, available free on the web, helps nonprofit publishers evaluate the viability of implementing a corporate sponsorship program and describes ways to develop a sponsorship program as a component of the journal’s income stream.
www.sparceurope.org   (1246 words)

 ALA | Scholarly Communication: SPARC and ACRL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
SPARC and SPARC Europe became involved in BOAI because access to knowledge is the central purpose of scholarly communication.
SPARC envisions a long-term scenario in which scholarly and scientific research is openly available to users through interoperable institutional and disciplinary repositories hosted by universities, societies, and consortia.
SPARC’s goal during the next several years is to encourage and facilitate efforts that have the potential to move scholarly publishing toward this outcome.
ala.org /ala/acrl/acrlpubs/crlnews/backissues2002/october/sparcacrl.htm   (1968 words)

 A Prescription for Innovation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Mayo Clinic's new SPARC lab is driving experimentation at the frontier of health care.
SPARC is not simply a research lab or a medical clinic.
The glass walls reveal SPARC's inner offices and show support staff working at the front desk; researchers reviewing project videos; and the SPARC team leading workshops in a central space that functions as an informal lounge and meeting room.
www.fastcompany.com /magazine/104/sparc.html   (1507 words)

 SPARC Europe: News
SPARC Europe, which has 39 members from ten countries and operates under the auspices of LIBER, will be based in Oxford, U.K. Dr. Prosser, currently journals commissioning editor at Oxford University Press in Oxford, UK, will begin his tenure as SPARC Europe director in late October 2002.
SPARC recently distributed a major white paper examining the strategic roles institutional repositories serve for colleges and universities.
SPARC and SPARC Europe are coalitions of research universities and libraries supporting increased competition in scholarly publishing.
www.sparceurope.org /news/director.html   (757 words)

 SPARC - Divorce and Custody Help
SPARC's goal is to ensure that children of divorce continue to have meaningful relationships with both parents, regardless of marital status.
SPARC recognizes the value of fatherhood and supports the concept of true joint custody, where parents work together for the best interests of their children.
The information and services available through SPARC can be used to great effect, but they will not help a parent "cheat" their way to custody.
www.deltabravo.net   (267 words)

 Stewart Park and Reserve Coalition
SPARC is a grass roots organization located in Orange County, NY.
SPARC was the first coalition to represent these interests in a single voice.
SPARC does not oppose airport expansion and development; it's focus is to preserve the 7,000 acres west of Drury Lane.
www.frontiernet.net /~sparc   (283 words)

 | SPARC | About SPARC |
SPARC serves as a catalyst for action, helping to create systems that expand information dissemination and use in a networked digital environment while responding to the needs of academe.
SPARC's goal is to stimulate expansion of the non-profit sector's share of overall scholarly publishing activity.
SPARC also is affiliated with major library organizations in Australia, Canada, Denmark, New Zealand, the UK and Ireland, and North America.
www.arl.org /sparc/about/index.html   (713 words)

 SPARC CPU names guide - article in the SPARC Product Directory
SPARC vendors add to this confusion by making comparisons with competing products which may be true at a single point in time, but are not universally valid.
SPARC processors can be found today in computer systems which range from portables (such as Tadpole's SPARCbook) upto supercomputers (such as Sun's Enterprise servers.) Just as significant from a user's point of view is that all these SPARC computers run a single operating system Solaris 2.x.
SPARC based computers have been around for over 10 years (refer to our SPARC History article if you'd like to see a chronology).
www.sparcproductdirectory.com /sparccpu.html   (1687 words)

 Debian -- SPARC Port
Debian SPARC is officially released and known to be stable.
The Debian SPARC 64 (a.k.a., “UltraLinux”) porting effort is not currently conceived as a full porting effort like other ports.
The Debian SPARC port is a distributed effort, just as Debian is. Countless people have helped with the porting and documentation efforts, although a short list of credits are available.
www.debian.org /ports/sparc   (508 words)

SPARC stands for Scalable Processor ARChitecture, it derives from research done between 1984-1988 on the RISC architecture at UC Berkeley.
The Ultra SPARC II is an improvement of the Ultra SPARC, the Ultra SPARCIII is actually the second generation of Ultra SPARC processors, it was first introduced in the SunBlade 1000 Workstation.
The Sparc Improved Boot LOader (SILO), is the boot loader that is used in the SPARC architecture.
www.faqs.org /docs/Linux-HOWTO/SPARC-HOWTO.html   (3792 words)

 ABI Compliance and Global Registers Usage in SPARC V8 and V9 Architecture
The SPARC V8PLUS ABI is an unofficial extension of the V8 ABI for V9 SPARC hardware.
For code written in SPARC assembly and inline templates, a new pseudo-instruction was introduced to specify global register usage, thereby allowing more reliable use of global registers.
Under V9, if the SPARC assembler detects a global register use that is not covered by a new pseudo-instruction, then the SPARC assembler issues an error message.
developers.sun.com /solaris/articles/sparcv9abi.html   (1617 words)

 history of SPARC systems 1987-2006 in the SPARC Product Directory
SPARC is a good place to look for anyone looking beyond the performance envelope of a desktop PC.
A SPARC processor in 1987 was a 32 bit CPU clocked at 16.67MHz with a performance of about 10 integer MIPS and 1.6 MFLOPS.
SPARC PRODUCT DIRECTORY(SM) is a service mark of SPARC International, Inc used under license by ACSL.
www.sparcproductdirectory.com /history.html   (4254 words)

 SPARC Behavior and Implementation
This chapter discusses issues related to the floating-point units used in SPARC workstations and describes a way to determine which code generation flags are best suited for a particular workstation.
The SPARC architecture does not precisely define nonstandard arithmetic mode; it merely states that when this mode is enabled, processors that support it may produce results that do not conform to the IEEE 754 standard.
On SPARC floating-point units that implement nonstandard mode, enabling this mode causes the hardware to treat subnormal operands as zero and flush subnormal results to zero.
docs.sun.com /source/806-3568/ncg_sparc.html   (2663 words)

 Technical SPARC CPU Resources on the web
SPARC binary calling conventions with respect to run-time dynamic linking, by David Keppel and Stephen R. Russell.
Die SPARC, a german-language overview of the SPARC architecture.
To promote the SPARC architecture and enable development of system-on-a-chip (SOC) devices using SPARC cores, ESA is making the full source code freely available under the GNU LGPL license.
www.users.qwest.net /~eballen1/sparc.tech.links.html   (669 words)

 SPARC: Background
Along with this smorgasbord of live data comes direct access to the most advanced supercomputer models of upper atmospheric phenomena and a set of state-of-the-art communication tools, including "chat rooms." And all of this is recorded for replay, annotation, or asynchronous collaboration.
The SPARC environment initially consisted of the Collaboratory Builder's Environment, which was initially launched using NextStep but then rewritten in Java.
With these changes, the SPARC project and all its data are readily available from anywhere in the world using a simple web browser like Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator.
www.si.umich.edu /sparc/background.htm   (1015 words)

 SPARC: Promoting Lifelong Health
The information is not intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment, and is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, care or attention by a qualified healthcare professional.
By using the information and services of the SPARC Internet Site, you assume full responsibility and all risks for using all information in an appropriate manner.
SPARC assumes no liability, directly or indirectly, for any form of damages whatsoever resulting from the use of misuse of information available through this Internet Site.
www.sparc-health.org   (258 words)

SPARC works on many different issues related to child rights.
SPARC presents facts and figures within the larger context of issues affecting children, and leaves it to the reader, to draw conclusions.
Contact a SPARC CRC near you or form a new CRC if none exists in your district.
www.sparcpk.org   (334 words)

 SPARC: About
SPARC began by training older teens to become "triple threats" - performers equally versed in acting, singing, and dance.
SPARC enrollment and programs continue to grow rapidly, along with efforts to keep tuition increases below the rise in cost-of-living and to provide needed financial aid to interested, cooperative students.
SPARC relies on contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations for operating support and for scholarships and outreach programs.
www.sparconline.org /about/about_history.shtml   (495 words)

The SPARC family of microprocessors is a very good implementation of the RISC design and SPARC based computing devices cover a very wide spectrum of applications, from mainframe class computers to radhard microprocessors used by the aerospace industry in its space segment.
SPARC based computers are usually very well engineered products, thus Linux on SPARC is a winning combination both in performance and ease of use.
This processor is based on the SPARC V9 and is made by Fujitsu It is a 64bits CPU with some very interesting error handling features such as ECC memory for the L1 cache, hardware instruction retry, error classification.
www.ibiblio.org /pub/Linux/docs/HOWTO/other-formats/html_single/SPARC-HOWTO.html   (5374 words)

 SPARC, a matricellular protein that functions in cellular differentiation and tissue response to injury -- Bradshaw and ...
Interestingly, SPARC is a substrate of transglutaminase, an
of SPARC with bFGF remains to be determined (1, 2).
Fitzgerald, M.C., and Schwarzbauer, J.E. Importance of the basement membrane protein SPARC for viability and fertility in Caenorhabditis elegans.
www.jci.org /cgi/content/full/107/9/1049   (4837 words)

 Gentoo Linux Documentation -- Gentoo Linux/SPARC Frequently Asked Questions
Alternatively, you can simply place the filesystem containing /boot (which could be the root filesystem or a separate boot filesystem) on device ID 3 (Linux sdb) and boot from it, using a root filesystem on either sda or sdb, or in fact any other disk attached to the system.
One exception seems to be the SPARC based laptops from Tadpole, particularly the newer models.
Rob Radez (not related to Gentoo) maintains a webpage http://osinvestor.com/sparc/ with the status of SPARC system support for various versions of the Linux kernel.
www.gentoo.org /doc/en/gentoo-sparc-faq.xml   (1969 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
SPARC is run by an enthusiastic mix of part-time staff and volunteers sharing interests in environment, young people and creativity.
Through SPARCs family, group and school membership the message of 'unearthing inspiration' is brought to thousands of people in a fun way.
SPARC is a relatively new organisation (founded in 1996) but there has been a lot of water under the bridge already!
www.sparc.fsnet.co.uk   (230 words)

 Southern Pennsylvania Amateur Radio Club - Home
SPARC is group of amateur radio operators, or those who use radio to communicate with each other and to serve the public good.
SPARC has begun the establishment of working groups to advance and promote Amateur Radio.
This group is charged with improving the technical skills of existing hams and with providing new and prospective hams with the skills they need to be successful and productive.
www.k3ir.org   (472 words)

 Larceny Note #6: Larceny on the SPARC
The SPARC architecture is a RISC architecture descended from the Berkeley RISC projects.
The mnemonics chosen are close to the standard SPARC mnemonics; the only difference is that the assembly procedures require the specification of whether the (typically) second operand is a register or an immediate.
However, be aware that most modern SPARC implementations do have separate instruction and data caches, and that a write to a location cached in the instruction cache (for example when overwriting a code vector with a breakpoint instruction) may need to be followed by the appropriate number of IFLUSH instructions.
www.ccs.neu.edu /home/will/Larceny/notes/note6-sparc.html   (2390 words)

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