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  Monolithic Dome Institute
Currently, Kevin is completing the final two of eight Monolithic Domes, each with a 20-foot diameter that encompasses a bathroom with shower, basin and toilet; a kitchen with stove, refrigerator, table and chairs; a furnished sleeping area.
Despite the fact that Monolithic Domes are strong enough to withstand a Category 5 Hurricane, Cliff and Patsy Monk found out that it takes lots of patience and persistence to convince lenders, insurers and even neighbors that dome homes offer the best housing available in coastal areas.
From Toothpicks to Trailblazing-- The Birth of The Monolithic Dome
www.monolithicdome.com   (1751 words)

  Monolithic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In computer operating systems, a monolithic kernel is a kernel which behaves as a single program, rather than as a collection of intercommunicating programs as in the microkernel design.
The term "monolithic kernel" was coined as a mild term of abuse during a period in operating systems research when microkernels were believed to be more advanced and capable.
In glazing, a term monolithic glass generally indicates a glazing unit (pane) made up of a single thickness of glass as apposed to the multiple thicknesses of insulated or laminated glass.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Monolithic   (263 words)

 Monolithic kernel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A monolithic kernel defines a high-level virtual interface over the hardware, with a set of primitives or system calls to implement operating system services such as process management, concurrency, and memory management in several modules that run in supervisor mode.
In a monolithic kernel, all the processes such as the filesystem management run in an area called the kernel mode.
More modern monolithic kernels such as Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris can load executable modules at runtime, allowing easy extension of the kernel's capabilities as required, while helping to keep the amount of code running in kernelspace to a minimum.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Monolithic_kernel   (250 words)

 Monolithic Dome Home Gallery of Pictures and Articles
For the next two months, hundreds of thousands of people--many for the first time--will be exposed to Monolithic Domes, thanks to Fine Homebuilding magazine, and the efforts of Jim Kaslik, of Cloud Hidden Designs.
Monolithic Dome Veterans, Jennifer and David South, Jr.
Monolithic Dome Survives Engulfing Flames of California Wildfire
www.monolithic.com /gallery/homes   (1740 words)

 Monolithic Domes - Waterproofing / drainage membranes - monolithic dome homes
A monolithic dome is able to withstand heavy snow loads, high winds, soil settlement fire and strong earthquakes.
A monolithic dome distributes stress throughout the dome shell, as opposed to conventional buildings where external stress is concentrated at one point.
Monolithic dome homes in North Carolina were hit by 2 hurricanes, Bertha and Fran, and were not bothered despite winds over 100 mph.
www.shotcretedrainagestructuresmembranes.com /page6.html   (492 words)

 Current Trends in Operating System kernels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
In general, it is considered that monolithic kernels are not the right way to go because of the fact that code has to be rewritten for all new architectures that the OS is to be ported to.
If we take specific examples of monolithic kernels however, we will see that portability is achieved through pre-processor directives that specify which parts of the code are to be compiled for which hardware.
In contrast to the monolithic kernel, we have microkernels that seek to be platform independent while still not giving up too much on performance.
db.ilug-bom.org.in /lug-authors/philip/docs/os-tech.html   (803 words)

 freshmeat.net: Editorials - Modular vs. Monolithic: The winner is ...?
Writing a program which is for the most part monolithic may help get it off the ground (like OpenOffice...or the majority of programs), but as new variations on old features are added or other software which it uses is updated and modified, a framework structure greatly reduces maintence time and trouble.
And as for performance, with speed of computers now and the growth of that speed, I think the overhead of component communication is more than compensated for by the flexibility, upgradibility, and most directly by the knowledge that the code in the module is written to be the best at what it does.
Monolithic software is hard to extend if it is not designed in a modular fashion.
freshmeat.net /articles/view/1078   (4466 words)

 CNN.com - Monolithic IPO up 19% - Jun. 28, 2001
Monolithic's positive gains follow the strong showing from Multilink Technologies Corp. (MLTC: up $0.80 to $11.57, Research, Estimates), which climbed 24 percent last week.
Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Monolithic raised $50 million late Wednesday, selling 5 million shares at $10 each, within it $9-to-$11 range, via A.G. Edwards and Sons Inc. and Needham and Co. Inc.
Monolithic (MOSY: up $1.28 to $11.28, Research, Estimates) had $707,000 in income on $4.6 million of revenue for the quarter ended March 31.
cnnstudentnews.cnn.com /2001/BUSINESS/06/28/monolithic   (226 words)

 Monolithic Marketplace - Welcome
The Monolithic story begins with David B. South and his interest in dome building.
By 1975, David and his two brothers, Barry and Randy, had successfully built their first Monolithic Dome—a potato storage facility in Shelley, Idaho, 105’ in diameter and 35’ high.
Today, Monolithic is a family of companies sharing a mutual goal: to improve the lives of people worldwide through the introduction and construction of Monolithic Domes, for personal and public use, that are superior in strength, energy-efficiency and cost control.
shop.monolithic.com   (159 words)

 UltraHard Materials - Manufacturer of Structural Monolithic CeZIR Ceramic Products   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Its fracture toughness is the highest among all of the currently available commercial monolithic engineering ceramics and closer to those of cast iron and some aluminum alloys than other engineering ceramics.
Its bend and compression strengths are near the top of the range for all of the currently available commercial monolithic engineering ceramics.
is the best candidate material among all of the currently available commercial monolithic engineering ceramics for wear resistance applications under load-bearing conditions.
www.ultrahardmaterials.co.uk /technology.html   (711 words)

 Monolithic Multiprocessors
It is not clear that the proposed class of monolithic multiprocessors would have immediate applications to the MS-DOS compatable world of MS-Windows variants, but such a chip should have immediate application to the UNIX workstation world.
With a monolithic multiprocessor, an interesting possibility arises: In those cases where the effects of the defect are confined to one processor, disabling that processor may result in a perfectly useful, although lower performance chip!
This writeup is a more formal presentation of an idea discussed in the course Advanced Computer Architecture, 22C:122, offered in the spring of 1996 at the University of Iowa, and distributed as a take-home final exam question on April 26.
www.cs.uiowa.edu /~jones/arch/monolith.html   (1152 words)

 Remodeling : Monolithic Domes : Home & Garden Television
Monolithic dome houses are both sturdy and energy efficient.
A monolithic dome house starts out as a balloon-like air structure attached to a concrete foundation, taking shape as the air structure inflates (figure D).
Because they're made mostly of concrete, monolithic domes are environmentally friendly.
www.hgtv.com /hgtv/remodeling/article/0,1797,HGTV_3659_1385797,00.html   (469 words)

 Electronic News - Monolithic Does Not Infringe O2 Patent, Court Says - 11/11/2005 - Electronic News - CA6283200   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Los Gatos, Calif.-based fabless analog/mixed-signal semiconductor supplier Monolithic Power Systems Inc. reported today judgment was found in its favor in its case with O2 Micro International Ltd. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
The court entered judgment that Monolithic does not infringe O2 Micro’s ‘615 patent, confirming a prior summary judgment in favor of Monolithic.
Monolithic said it is reviewing the judge's opinion and considering its options, including post-trial motions and appeal.
www.reed-electronics.com /electronicnews/article/CA6283200.html?nid=2555   (213 words)

 FOAM-TECH: Case Studies - Monolithic Domes
This is accomplished in this construction method by the continuous form of concrete that defines the shape of the dome structure.
Reinforced steel bars (rebar) are installed in a mesh formation and follow the shape of the dome that has been formed by the foam.
Shotcrete (spray concrete) is sprayed over the rebar and when it cures the airform is deflated and removed from the outside and the monolithic structure is intact.
www.foam-tech.com /case_studies/dome.htm   (363 words)

 Monolithic IPO up 12% - Jun. 28, 2001
Shares for the Monolithic IPO gained $1.22 to close at $11.22 on the Nasdaq.
Monolithic's positive gains follow the strong showing from Multilink Technologies Corp.
Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Monolithic raised $50 million late Wednesday, selling 5 million shares at $10 each, within its $9-to-$11 range, via A.G. Edwards and Sons Inc. and Needham and Co. Inc.
money.cnn.com /2001/06/28/deals/monolithic   (238 words)

 ArchitectureWeek - Building - Building Monolithic Domes - 2001.0328
The monolithic dome construction process is fairly simple.
Next, a canvas-tent-like "airform," fabricated to the desired size and shape, is attached to the perimeter of the slab.
After several inches of shotcrete are in place, a monolithic dome of steel-reinforced concrete has been created.
www.architectureweek.com /2001/0328/building_1-1.html   (269 words)

 Re: Gates: "There is nothing monolithic about chaos."
When you use linux there's a little of everything, it really is chaotic, with lots and lots of disparate sources for what you use.
Tue, May 10 2005 7:28 PM Monolith literally means "one rock" - a solid structure with no points of weakness.
That is, theoretically, the possibility of an unchanging, static, predictable entity, an encapsulation of chaos, is entirely reasonable depending upon how and from where you are observing it.
channel9.msdn.com /ShowPost.aspx?PostID=67315   (1598 words)

 Monolithic Dome BBS :: View topic - Certified Florida contractors
I believe Monolithic could send a crew to FL and they do have at least one builder who is Licenced in FL.
It is pretty tough if you havn't already been working in the building trades for several years so currently we are looking for any general contractors or builders who would like to hire us as employees to build domes.
As for attracting attention for Monolithics in Florida, I noticed recently that John Travolta has moved there and parks a Boeing 707 outside of his front door -- which itself is conveniently located right next to the longest private runway in America.
bbs.monolithic.com /viewtopic.php?p=6867&sid=6c672f80edebfb3a19c9a80dcf29bd69   (1407 words)

 ALA | April 2003: Libraries, E-books, and Monolithic Solutions
As with print books, the death of physical libraries presumed a monolithic solution to a nonexistent problem—and, as with most (or all) monolithic solutions, it didn’t and won’t work that way.
E-books were being touted as monolithic replacements for all print books, which I thought neither likely nor desirable.
As a monolithic solution, virtual libraries were and are doomed to fail—but that doesn’t mean they have no place.
www.ala.org /al_onlineTemplate.cfm?Section=2003_columns&Template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=21382   (694 words)

 Micro-kernel vs. Monolithic-kernel?
Linus has traditionally been opposed to microkernel's but I am not sure that he is fully aware of how Mach and Mac OS X are put together.
What traditionally differentiated microkernel's from monolithic kernels was what components were in kernel space and what were in user space.
Monolithic kernels traditional being implemented with more components in kernel space, while microkernels moved those components from kernel space to user space.
www.oreillynet.com /cs/user/view/cs_msg/2719   (542 words)

 Heterostructure Microwave Monolithic Integrated Circuits
The objectives of the Microwave Monolithic Integrated Circuit's (MMIC's) activity are the study and exploration of heterostructures such as InAlAs/InGaAs for the realization of integrated functions at millimeter-wave frequencies.
Analog monolithic T-phase shifter with excellent phase shift properties using the highest reported capacitance ratios (~10:1) for monolithic devices.
First demonstration of a monolithic integrated HEMT doubler for 90 GHz to 180 GHz signal upconversion.
www.eecs.umich.edu /dp-group/developments/MMICs.html   (625 words)

 Tundish lining - monolithic linings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Vesuvius offers a wide range of monolithic refractory products for tundish linings.
monolithics - refractory bricks - refractory fibres - refractory fibers
VESUVIUS' broad-based refractory capabilities allows us to expand our view of the tundish as a steel "processing" vessel, providing a wide range of monolithic refractory products for tundish linings.
www.vesuvius.com /lwwcm/publishing.nsf/Content/tundish-lining   (85 words)

 Definition of monolithic - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
1 a : of, relating to, or resembling a monolith :
b (1) : formed from a single crystal monolithic silicon chip> (2) : produced in or on a monolithic chip monolithic circuit>
2 a : cast as a single piece monolithic concrete wall> b : formed or composed of material without joints or seams monolithic floor covering> monolithic furnace lining> c : consisting of or constituting a single unit
www.m-w.com /cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=monolithic   (173 words)

 Monster Magnet : Monolithic Baby! - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
Yes, lead Magneteer Dave Wyndorf is worthy of his own descriptive, his impeccable songwriting skills truly standing on their own crater-pecked asteroid in the music-biz cosmos.
So it goes with Monolithic Baby!, which marks a couple of superficial transitions for Monster Magnet -- off a major and back to an indie; new rhythm section (Jim Baglino on bass and Bob Pantella on drums) -- but still upholds Wyndorf's highly entertaining mass of contradictions and vices.
Simultaneously whip-smart and cementhead-stupid, smirking and sincere, he can challenge your intellect with an inspired arrangement or pseudo-political left-field lyric, then bash you over the head with a fat, greasy guitar riff; such is his genius.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/store/artist/album/0,,2863139,00.html   (386 words)

 Maithan Ceramics Limited - Monolithic
This product was initially developed as an import substitute but it has outperformed established and expensive imports in the same application in all the existing EOFs in India.
Further this material is a multi-utility monolithic which can be used as a ramming mass if need arises.
On setting, these products form a dense monolithic mass displaying strong resistance to molten metal and high volume stability.
www.maithanceramic.com /product_monolithic.htm   (996 words)

 SoundStage! Equipment Review - Channel Islands Link DAC Mods and Monolithic Sound HC-2 Power Supply (9/1999)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The stock Link DAC was on hand during the evaluation period, so there was a perfect opportunity to make some very worthwhile comparisons of the stock and improved products to ensure that the changes were, indeed, improvements.
The power supply was designed by Greg Schug of Monolithic Sound and me. The Link DAC upgrade consists of raising the operating voltage of the analog stage from +/-8v to +/-15v for better headroom and replacement of many parts in the analog stage.
The Channel Islands mods and Monolithic Sound HC-2 power supply combined give you an $857 package (includes cost of Link DAC) that vaults you over much of moderate- to medium-priced 16/44.1 playback hardware out there, especially equipment that has a few years on it.
www.soundstage.com /revequip/channel_islands_mods.htm   (1877 words)

The design of an efficient monolithic buck converter is presented in this paper.
A low swing MOSFET gate drive technique is proposed that improves the efficiency characteristics of a DC-DC converter.
The power dissipation of a low swing DC-DC converter is reduced by 24.5%, improving the efficiency by 3.9% as compared to a full swing DC-DC converter.
csdl2.computer.org /persagen/DLAbsToc.jsp?resourcePath=/dl/proceedings/&toc=comp/proceedings/isqed/2003/1881/00/1881toc.xml&DOI=10.1109/ISQED.2003.1194746   (241 words)

 AOL CityGuide: - Dallas Fort Worth - Monolithic Dome Institute - Attraction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Monolithic Dome Institute consists of various round dome-shaped buildings along I-35 in Italy, Texas.
The largest of which is shaped and painted to be a large, very happy caterpillar.
If this information is inaccurate or the business has closed, let us know.
cityguide.aol.com /dallas/entertainment/venue.adp?vid=97701   (299 words)

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