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November 2008


From ACM TechNews

Multi-Core and Parallel Programming: Is the Sky Falling?

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign professor Marc Snir acknowledges that multicore parallelism is difficult, and this difficulty can give rise to divergent perspectives. One perspective is that parallel programming is…


From Communications of the ACM

On the 10th anniversary of ACM's Digital Library

On the 10th anniversary of ACM's Digital Library

 When ACM launched its pioneering Digital Library a decade ago, it was one of the first professional societies to offer its members—and the broader computing community—a digital repository of its publications. At launch, the…


From Communications of the ACM

Education: Reprogramming college preparatory computer science

Education: Reprogramming college preparatory computer science

The college preparatory computer science education curriculum must be improved, beginning with the earliest phases of the process.


From Communications of the ACM

Legally speaking: Quantafying the value of patent exhaustion

Legally speaking: <i>Quanta</i>fying the value of patent exhaustion

Should patents confer power to restrict reuses and redistributions of products embodying the whole or essential parts of inventions?


From Communications of the ACM

Cyber Privacy and Security Pose Difficult Problems

Cyber Privacy and Security Pose Difficult Problems

It's not just science or engineering that will be needed to address security concerns, but law, economics, anthropology, and more.


From Communications of the ACM

CTO Roundtable on Virtualization: Part I

CTO Roundtable on Virtualization

Virtualization technology is hot again, but for the right reasons?

Blog at CACM
Cybersecurity in the Trump Era
Cybersecurity in the Trump Era
03.27.2017

Deterrence is simply the wrong way to think about cybersecurity.

Ethical Theories Spotted in Silicon Valley
Ethical Theories Spotted in Silicon Valley
03.16.2017

Some of the prevailing theories of ethics surface in modern high tech.  We take a quick and rather superficial look …

Just Press Reboot
Just Press Reboot
03.13.2017

Why does the press continue to talk about "computer problems"?

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Silicon Valley's Quest to Live Forever
Silicon Valley's Quest to Live Forever
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On a velvety March evening in Mandeville Canyon, high above …

Scientists Hack a Human Cell and Reprogram It Like a Computer
Scientists Hack a Human Cell and Reprogram It Like a Computer
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Cells are basically tiny computers: They send and receive inputs …

People Remain Calm as the World Ends, Video Game Study Suggests
People Remain Calm as the World Ends, Video Game Study Suggests
03.27.2017

University at Buffalo researchers found despite some violent acts, most …

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