Vol. 10 No. 4 – April 2012



CPU DB: Recording Microprocessor History

With this open database, you can mine microprocessor trends over the past 40 years.

by Andrew Danowitz, Kyle Kelley, James Mao, John P. Stevenson, Mark Horowitz

Idempotence Is Not a Medical Condition

An essential property for reliable systems

by Pat Helland

Realtime Computer Vision with OpenCV

Mobile computer-vision technology will soon become as ubiquitous as touch interfaces.

by Kari Pulli, Anatoly Baksheev, Kirill Kornyakov, Victor Eruhimov

A System is not a Product

Stopping to smell the code before wasting time reentering configuration data

by George V. Neville-Neil