This volume of Advances in Computers is the 91st in this series. This series, which has been continuously published since 1960, presents in each volume four to seven chapters describing new developments in software, hardware, or uses of computers.

Thanks in part to the recent advances in computers, our computer systems today have become large, complex, and difficult to fully understand. At the same time, we constantly demand better quality—both in terms of performance and fault tolerance—from these systems. We have come to increasingly rely on multiple technologies to provide this quality improvement. We use hardware solutions, in the form of multicore processors to provide parallelism, leading to better performance. We use reverse-engineering ...

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