Academic Research Publishing Agency Press
International Journal of Research and Reviews in Applied Sciences
ISSN: 2076-734X, EISSN: 2076-7366

Volume 29, Issue 3(December, 2016)

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1. FAIRNESS AND HIGH PERFORMANCE FOR TASKS IN GENERAL PURPOSE MULTICORE SYSTEMS
by Samih M. Mostafa, Hirofumi Amano & Shigeru KUSAKABE
Abstract

To fully exploit multicore processors, processes are expected to provide thread-level parallelism with the aim of improving the performance of the application and achieving efficient hardware utilization for parallel workloads. One of the important issues of OSes is how to distribute processes among cores to achieve some performance goals, fairness in this context where fairness is an essential criterion of any operating system scheduler. This distribution is performed by transferring tasks (called load balancing) from the heavily loaded cores to the lightly loaded cores. Current task scheduler of the Linux kernel, Completely Fair Scheduler (CFS), uses weight-based load balancing mechanism to evenly distribute tasks’ weights among all cores. Unfortunately, CFS scheduler is non-scalable and inaccurate for multicore processors. In this paper, we propose a thread-level scheduler which presents a load balancing technique designed specifically for the purpose of overcoming the shortage in achieving multicore scheduling and fair-share together for parallel processes running on multicore systems. Instead of balancing run queue length, our algorithm balances the time of threads which are running on “light” and “heavy” cores. To demonstrate its effectiveness, we have implemented our algorithm in Linux kernel and demonstrate its efficacy through extensive experiments. Our evaluation results show that our scheduler achieves better fairness and high performance. We conclude from our results that our scheduler is practical and desirable for general purpose multicore processors.

Source: International Journal of Research and Reviews in Applied Sciences
December 2016-- Vol. 29 Issue 3-- 2016

2. RESEARCH METHODS REVIEW IN THE KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT(KM) AND TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT(TQM) STUDIES

by Monira A Mufleh

Abstract

This research gives details on the issues related to the research methods used in the Knowledge Management(KM) and Total Quality Management(TQM) studies ,a review by presenting research methodologies and theoretical philosophies has been evaluated. methodological approach and its justification of use has been examined and  chosen. In addition to the research purposes and strategies and research designing components. Finally, the researh clarified the research quality standerds.

Source: International Journal of Research and Reviews in Applied Sciences 
December 2016-- Vol. 29 Issue 3-- 2016

3. CULTURAL CREATIVE EXPERIENCE AND THE FACTORS OF AN INTERPRETATION PROGRAM
by Huang-Wei Su
Abstract

Facing the growth and development of cultural creative industries in developing industries, what is the role of a modern museum. How to create a memorable experience with a designed interpretation program when visitor groups have a chance to come into a museum? What are the key essences of cultural creative interpretation? This paper proposes a performance evaluation method of the interpretation program managing the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP). By using this evaluation method, the curator of the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts (KMFA) may identify the key factors of an interpretation program in two groups: Individual Factors and Environmental Factors.

Source: International Journal of Research and Reviews in Applied Sciences
December 2016-- Vol. 29 Issue 3-- 2016

4. AN EMPIRICAL STUDY OF FACTORS AFFECTING THE ACCEPTANCE OF MOBILE PAYMENTS IN JORDAN

by Hebah H. O. Nasereddin & Shireen Y.M Khazneh

Abstract

Everything in the world is turning into electronic mode; all our basic requirements are now fulfilled electronically through e-business. One of the main operations that are affected is the payment of different transactions and activities. The latest payment techniques emerged recently was mobile payment where a user can proceed with the payment operation easily through mobile. This study identifies the factors affecting the acceptance of mobile payment in Jordan and ensures a successful implementation of such service with the satisfaction of all related parties.

The factors are identified, detailed, and analyzed. The study mainly focused on consumers as they are the party that gets the success or failure for the implementation of any service.

Source: International Journal of Research and Reviews in Applied Sciences 
December 2016-- Vol. 29 Issue 3-- 2016