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Why Does HPC Matter?
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Satya Nadella and Grace Hopper

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

I Have Seen the Future…
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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
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Anyone Can Learn Programming: Teaching > Genetics

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

The State of Computing Education in the World: Report on the 2014 ACM Education Council Meeting
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The State of Computing Education in the World: Report on the 2014 ACM Education Council Meeting

The ACM Education Council gets together once a year to share initiatives and results, and promote computing education.

Computing: Art, Magic, Science
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Computing: Art, Magic, Science

A new EdX MOOC emphasizes abstractions, Design by Contract and software quality.

Recursion and Language at ICER 2014: A Conference Report
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Recursion and Language at ICER 2014: A Conference Report

Recursion and the unique challenges of programming languages were highlighted at ICER 2014

What is Reality?
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What is Reality?

 And, what flavor of reality do you prefer: standard, augmented, virtual...

Contributing to Humanity
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Contributing to Humanity

Even as computer graphics professionals meet to learn from each other and celebrate their own, they acknowledge their shared understanding of the importance of...

Hadoop at a Crossroads?
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Hadoop at a Crossroads?

A few facts and opinions and a couple of announcements, with a prediction on where the "Hadoop stack" might be going.

Typing Without Typing
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Typing Without Typing

Type inference made practical for an object-oriented/functional programming language.

Human Subjects Research for the Twenty-First Century, or, What Can We Learn from the Facebook Mood Study?
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Human Subjects Research for the Twenty-First Century, or, What Can We Learn from the Facebook Mood Study?

There is tremendous value to society in doing large-scale A/B studies, and the current framework we have for human subjects research is a poor match for the 21st...

The Perfect Candidate
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The Perfect Candidate

What makes a good candidate for a research position?
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