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HPC: Computational Performance vs. Human Productivity
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HPC: Computational Performance vs. Human Productivity

One of the themes at SC14 was the tension between developing programs that run fast vs. the time required by humans to develop and maintain fast-running programs...

Women in STEM, Women in Computer Science: We're Looking At It Incorrectly
From BLOG@CACM

Women in STEM, Women in Computer Science: We're Looking At It Incorrectly

A rethinking of how best to analyze data on women's undergraduate degrees in STEM disciplines. 

Envisioning Your Ideal Live-In Robot @Miraikan
From BLOG@CACM

Envisioning Your Ideal Live-In Robot @Miraikan

Miraikan in Tokyo showcases Japanese technologies and challenges visitors to think how humans can improve their quality of life while mitigating risks.

Doing Our Part to Show Why HPC Matters
From BLOG@CACM

Doing Our Part to Show Why HPC Matters

As managers and practitioners in the HPC community part of our responsibility is to make sure that everyone we come into professional contact with appreciates how...

Locality, Locality, Locality: A Note from SC14
From BLOG@CACM

Locality, Locality, Locality: A Note from SC14

Steadily growing chips, systems, and application parallelism are driving the movement of data across larger distances in systems, and data locality is becoming...

HPC for Undergraduates
From BLOG@CACM

HPC for Undergraduates

At SC14, graduate students mentor undergraduates interested in pursuing advanced degrees in fields related to high performance computing.

Animal-Human Computer Interaction: The First International Congress Report
From BLOG@CACM

Animal-Human Computer Interaction: The First International Congress Report

Was the Internet communication really invented exclusively for humans, or do you think your cat should join your weekend teleconference?

The Toy Aisle Matters More Than Ever: Girls and Computing
From BLOG@CACM

The Toy Aisle Matters More Than Ever: Girls and Computing

A look at the toy aisle and the message it sends girls (and boys), from the 1970s to today. 

Why Does HPC Matter?
From BLOG@CACM

Why Does HPC Matter?

SC14 launched this year’s gala with a new plenary session to highlight the advancements that HPC enables in everything from soap to safer cars to the discovery...

HPC Matters, and We Have Video Evidence
From BLOG@CACM

HPC Matters, and We Have Video Evidence

SC14 gets underway this week in New Orleans, LA (USA). This year the conference has produced a series of accessible videos highlighting why — in terms that hopefully...

Is There a 10x Gap Between Best and Average Programmers? And How Did It Get There?
From BLOG@CACM

Is There a 10x Gap Between Best and Average Programmers? And How Did It Get There?

There's not much evidence for a 10x programming productivity gap, but it doesn't matter from an education perspective. 

Lessons from Winnie the Pooh: Sustainable Cyberinfrastructure
From BLOG@CACM

Lessons from Winnie the Pooh: Sustainable Cyberinfrastructure

The longitudinal value of research data often accrues to disciplines other than those where it was created. We need a new model that judiciously balances investment...

Computing Is The Safe STEM Career Choice Today
From BLOG@CACM

Computing Is The Safe STEM Career Choice Today

The US-BLS 2012-2022 employment projections predict that nearly 3 out of 4 new STEM jobs and 3 out of 5 total STEM jobs will be in computing.  

What is Your Research Culture? Part 2: Background
From BLOG@CACM

What is Your Research Culture? Part 2: Background

Why the research culture questionnaire is not just for fun.

Software’s Vital Role @Japan Robot Week 2014
From BLOG@CACM

Software’s Vital Role @Japan Robot Week 2014

Modern robots are no longer just about hardware. Software algorithms play an essential role in bringing life-like movements to industrial robots and humanoids.

What Is Your Research Culture? Part 1: The Questionnaire
From BLOG@CACM

What Is Your Research Culture? Part 1: The Questionnaire

What kind of computer science culture reigns in your country and organization: retro, or modern? Take the questionnaire and find out.

Satya Nadella and Grace Hopper
From BLOG@CACM

Satya Nadella and Grace Hopper

Thoughts about Satya Nadella's comments at the Grace Hopper Conference.

I Have Seen the Future…
From BLOG@CACM

I Have Seen the Future…

…At the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, and the future of computing is women.

Anyone Can Learn Programming: Teaching > Genetics
From BLOG@CACM

Anyone Can Learn Programming: Teaching > Genetics

Way more important than the question "Is P==NP?" is the question, "Is teaching greater than genetics?"
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