Implementation and Evaluation of File Write-Back and Prefetching for MPI-IO over GPFS Articles uri icon

publication date

  • January 2010

start page

  • 78

end page

  • 92

issue

  • 1

volume

  • 24

international standard serial number (ISSN)

  • 1094-3420

electronic international standard serial number (EISSN)

  • 1741-2846

abstract

  • In our previous works, we investigated the possibility of reducing the dyeing temperature of wool fabrics with oxygen low-temperature plasma pre-treatment. Fabrics were dyed replicating
    an industrial process on a laboratory-scale machine, and it was found
    that pre-treated fabrics could be dyed at 85°C with
    no worsening of their dyeing performances compared with fabrics
    conventionally
    dyed at the boil. In this work, the physical,
    low-stress mechanical and surface properties of untreated fabrics,
    untreated
    fabrics conventionally dyed at 98°C, and
    plasma-treated fabrics dyed at 85°C, were measured using Kawabata's
    Evaluation System
    for Fabrics. In particular, there were significant
    increases in bending and shearing characteristic values for
    plasma-treated
    fabrics dyed below the boil (85°C). Moreover,
    subjective hand tests highlighted that these fabrics were stiffer and
    crisper
    than the other two types of fabric, thus confirming
    the results of objective measurements.