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Hillis, W. Daniel

Overview
Works: 60 works in 166 publications in 10 languages and 3,287 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Documentary films  History  Interviews  Anecdotes  Prophecies  Case studies  Documentary television programs  Science television programs  Biographical television programs 
Roles: Author, Performer
Classifications: QA76.5, 004
Publication Timeline
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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 )

39 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,372 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."--Jacket
The connection machine by W. Daniel Hillis( Book )

40 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and Czech and held by 870 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 228 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 )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 54 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 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dian nao ru he si kao by W. Daniel Hillis( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in Chinese and held by 40 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
The future of computers by W. Daniel Hillis( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 5th gate( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 22 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 15 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
Wie hat das Internet Ihr Denken verändert? : die führenden Köpfe unserer Zeit über das digitale Dasein( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New era in computation( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new era in computation( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The connection machine : computer architecture for the new wave by W. Daniel Hillis( Book )

8 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in English and Japanese and held by 11 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)
Architecture of the CM-5 by W. Daniel Hillis( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the design and architecture of the model CM-5 connection machine
Active touch sensing by W. Daniel Hillis( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mechanical hand of the future will roll a screw between its fingers and sense, by touch, which end is which. This paper describes a step toward such a manipulator -- a robot finger that is used to recognize small objects by touch. The device incorporates a novel imaging tactile sensor -- an artificial skin with hundreds of pressure sensors in a space the size of a finger tip. The sensor is mounted on a tendon-actuated mechanical finger, similar in size and range of motion to a human index finger. A program controls the finger, using it to press and probe the object placed in front of it. Based on how the object feels, the program guesses its shape and orientation and then uses the finger to test and refine the hypothesis. The device is programmed to recognize commonly used fastening devices-nuts, bolts, flat washers, lock washers, dowel pins, cotter pins, and set screws
Massively parallel supercomputing the connection machine by W. Daniel Hillis( Visual )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the design and architecture of the model CM-5 Connection Machine, designed to run a singly, closely synchronized data parallel program using independent instruction streams
Big Picture by W. Daniel Hillis( Book )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The connection machine by W. Daniel Hillis( )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Connection Machine Lisp : fine-grained parallel symbolic processing by G. L Steele( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architecture of the CM-5 by W. Daniel Hillis( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The pattern on the stone : the simple ideas that make computers work
Alternative Names
Danny Hillis

Danny Hillis Amerikaans uitvinder

Hillis Daniel

Hillis, Daniel 1956-

Hillis, Danny.

Hillis, Danny 1956-

Hillis, W. D

Hillis, W. Daniel

Hillis, William Daniel 1956-

W. Daniel Hillis

W. Daniel Hillis inventore, scienziato e ingegnere statunitense

W. Daniel Hillis US-amerikanischer Computeringenieur

William Daniel Hillis

William Daniel Hillis inventor, ingeniero, empresario y escritor estadounidense.

Уильям Дэниэл Хиллис

داني هيليس

دانیل هیلیس مخترع، دانشمند، و مهندس آمریکایی

უილიამ დენიელ ჰილისი მეცნიერი

대니 힐리스

힐리스, W. 대니얼

힐리스, 윌리암 대니얼

ダニエル・ヒリス

ヒリス, ダニエル

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