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Hillis, W. Daniel

Overview
Works: 42 works in 110 publications in 8 languages and 2,692 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Anecdotes  History  Interviews 
Roles: Performer
Classifications: QA76.5, 004
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Most widely held works by W. Daniel Hillis
The pattern on the stone : the simple ideas that make computers work by W. Daniel Hillis ( Book )
17 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 1,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Daniel Hillis offers an easy-to-follow explanation of how data is processed that makes the operation of a computer seem as straightforward as those of a bicycle." "Hillis proceeds from an outline of basic logic to clear descriptions of programming languages, algorithms and memory. He then takes readers in simple steps up to the most exciting developments in computing today - quantum computing, parallel computing, neural networks, and self-organizing systems."--BOOK JACKET
The connection machine by W. Daniel Hillis ( Book )
32 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Computer Systems Organization -- Processor Architectures
The best mind since Einstein ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the life and work of Richard Feynman, Nobel prize-winning physicist, best known for his work on the atom bomb, his theory of quantum thermodynamics, and his contribution to the investigation into the Challenger space shuttle disaster
Massively parallel supercomputing the Connection Machine by W. Daniel Hillis ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lecture by Daniel Hillis of Thinking Machines Corp. Contrasts Von Newmann machines with data parallel machines. Tells why Amdahl's law does not seem to hurt parallel machines. Discusses the major design issues he faced in building the Connection Machine: balancing processing, communication and I/O. Followed by a Q & A session
La machine à connexions by W. Daniel Hillis ( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in French and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The future of computers by W. Daniel Hillis ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A New era in computation ( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 5th gate ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History tells of cultures that grew and flourished, only to disappear. The question is whether we will experience the same fate. Will the earth end up as a barren planet, razed to the ground by nuclear weapons, earthquakes, or floods? Has it happened before? Will it happen again the way prophets have predicted time and again? Following some of the traces left behind by our ancestors-and consulting today's religious leaders, scientists and philosophers - this extraordinary documentary reveals a startling picture of mankind's very early existence and a glimpse Into the future
Man and machine ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Correspondent Robert Krulwich talks with Michael Schrage, of MIT Media Lab, inventors Danny Hillis and Ray Kurzweil and others about the present and future state of human/machine hybrids
Magia en la piedra : las sencillas ideas que hacen funcionar a los computadores by W. Daniel Hillis ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The connection machine : computer architecture for the new wave by W. Daniel Hillis ( Book )
6 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper describes the connection memory, a machine for concurrently manipulating knowledge stored in semantic networks. We need the connection memory because conventional serial computers cannot move through such networks fast enough. The connection memory sidesteps the problem by providing processing power proportional to the size of the network. Each node and link in the network has its own simple processor. These connect to form a uniform locally-connected network of perhaps a million processor/memory cells. (Author)
Active touch sensing by W. Daniel Hillis ( Book )
2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The pattern on the stone by W. Daniel Hillis ( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and Romanian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dian nao ru he si kao by W. Daniel Hillis ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ben shu zhu yao shuo ming dian nao yun zuo de gai nian, gong fen jiu zhang, bao kuo san ge zhu ti:gong neng fen li de gai nian, tong yong dian nao de yuan li yi ji tao lun shi fou neng yi chao yue gong cheng xue de fang fa lai she ji dian nao
Shikōsuru kikai konpyūta ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Co-evolving parasites improve simulated evolution as an optimization procedure by W. Daniel Hillis ( Book )
2 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: "This paper shows an example of how simulated evolution can be applied to a practical optimization problem, and more specifically, how the addition of co-evolving parasites can improve the procedure by preventing the system from sticking at local maxima. Firstly an optimization procedure based on simulated evolution and its implementation on a parallel computer are described. Then an application of this system to the problem of generating minimal sorting networks is described. Finally it is shown how the introduction of a species of co- evolving parasites improves the efficiency and effectiveness of the procedure."
Vzor v kameni : jednoduché myšlenky, které řídí počítače by W. Daniel Hillis ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in Czech and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Konekushon mashin ( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Connection Machine by W. Daniel Hillis ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in Czech and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wzory na krzemowej płytce by W. Daniel Hillis ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Hillis, Daniel
Hillis, Danny
Hillis, W. Daniel
ヒリス, ダニエル
Languages
English (75)
Japanese (4)
Spanish (3)
French (2)
Czech (2)
Romanian (1)
Chinese (1)
Polish (1)
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