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    I. INTRODUCTION The performance of present computing systems has increased at the cost of considerably enlarged power consumption. The increased power consumption either reduces the operation time for battery powered systems, such as hand-held mobile systems, or generates extreme amount of heat and requires expensive sophisticated packaging and cooling technologies, especially for complex systems that consist of several processing units. The generated heat, if not efficiently removed, can also reduce system reliability, since hardware failure rate increases with higher temperature [1][2]. In multiprocessor systems, such as space-based control systems or life maintenance systems, where a failure may cause catastrophic results, reliability also plays a significant role. Although substantial research has been conducted on fault-tolerant and energy-aware computing techniques independently, yet, comparatively less work is available for addressing the combined issue of energy and reliability management. The complexity of managing them together is somewhat due to the fact that there is a trade-off between energy consumption and reliability. When more resources are dedicated to fault-tolerant schemes for achieving higher levels of system reliability, resources left for energy management schemes are somewhat reduced [3]. A. Energy Awareness Since processors consume considerable energy in most systems, many techniques have been proposed to decrease energy consumption for them.…

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    sending messages and checking our email. If you take a look at our computer screens, we will probably have multiple tabs open because we aren’t done looking at one site when we quickly hop on the next because something caught our attention. In my first field observation, I noted that nearly everyone I observed was doing at least two or more activities simultaneously. Students were often doing one or more…

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    In the article “In Defense of Multitasking” the author, David Silverman disputes his opinion on the idea of multitasking as it an essential of our work and home life. In the beginning of his article, Silverman expresses the good points of Peter Bregman’s article on multitasking, but he wants to add that not multitasking is a negative factor within our lives as it is a necessity according to Silverman. After that, he begins to convey his opinion how multitasking is an essential of our life as it…

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    The Results of Multitasking Everyone tries to multi-task at some point or another. Sometimes he/she succeeds and sometimes not. Most people believe that they are great multi-taskers, but that is not always so. In fact, in some instances trying to multi-task can put someone in a possibly dangerous situation. When can it be dangerous? For example, Texting or talking on a cell phone while driving can be very dangerous to do simultaneously. As featured in an issue of the Journal of Computers…

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    The Results of Multitasking Everyone tries to multi-task at some point or another. Sometimes he/she succeeds and sometimes not. Most people believe that they are great multi-taskers, but that is not always so. In fact, in some instances trying to multi-task can put someone in a possibly dangerous situation. When can it be dangerous? For example, Texting or talking on a cellphone while driving can be very dangerous to do simultaneously. As featured in an issue of the Journal of Computers…

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    Introduction Lord Stanhope’s letter illustrates the longstanding concerns about multitasking. Even the earliest education journals studied the issue of distractibility and spreading attention too thinly (Bailey, 1889; Denio, 1897; Henderson, Crews, & Barlow, 1945; Poyntz, 1933). With digital technology, not only has the issue persisted, there are concerns that the impact on learning is even greater than before (Bowman, Levine, Waite, & Gendron, 2010; Fox, Rosen, & Crawford, 2009; Levine, Waite,…

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    perspective; which sometimes we forget to notice what we do have in our surroundings. In an article entitled, “The Multitasking Generation” written by Claudia Wallis, she talked about people being imprisoned by their devices that it hinders them from doing their task to the best of their ability. In this article, the author expresses a message that we cannot effectively multitask and how technology have become one of the main reason as to why some of us are forgetting to live our lives. Claudia…

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    The 21st century is a fast paced world with work to get done, chores to be completed, and people to take care of. The only way to get everything done seems to be by multitasking. Ironically, multitasking may not be the quickest way to get your errands completed. An article in the New York Times by Alina Tugend explains that multitasking slows us down and learning the art of “single-tasking” is beneficial for our productivity (Tugend, 2008). Although Tugend talks about doing tasks one at a…

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    One morning, not engaged in my English class in which I was currently in at the time. I saw a title to a report that struck me as something I could relate to one-hundred percent. The word in the title “multitasking” caught my attention. It is something I find myself doing all too often. Even now as I sit here at my laptop writing this essay. I have iTunes radio playing, responding to text messages, and checking my social media accounts every few minutes for new updates. While I have many things…

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    Multitasking is not what everyone thinks it means. The ability for one to multitask has been sought after by employers and college professors for decades. The narrative that the brain can actually perform more than one task at a time effectively is unfounded. In Alina Tugend’s “ Multitasking Can Make You Lose… Um… Focus” and Verna von Pfetten’s “Read This Story Without Distraction (Can You?), both authors in fact describe the limitations of the human mind can actually prevent one from…

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