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Research for Practice
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Research for Practice: Distributed Consensus and Implications of NVM on Database Management Systems

Expert-curated guides to the best of CS research for practitioners.

Privacy, Anonymity, and Big Data in the Social Sciences
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Privacy, Anonymity, and Big Data in the Social Sciences

Quality social science research and the privacy of human subjects require trust.

Barbarians at the Gateways
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Barbarians at the Gateways

A special section on high-frequency trading and exchange technology.

Online Algorithms in High-Frequency Trading
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Online Algorithms in High-Frequency Trading

The challenges faced by competing HFT algorithms.

Passively Measuring TCP Round-Trip Times
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Passively Measuring TCP Round-Trip Times

A close look at round-trip time measurements with the Transmission Control Protocol.

Structured Deferral
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Structured Deferral: Synchronization via Procrastination

We simply do not have a synchronization mechanism that can enforce mutual exclusion.

Resolved: The Internet Is No Place for Critical Infrastructure
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Resolved: The Internet Is No Place for Critical Infrastructure

Risk is a necessary consequence of dependence.

The Hyperdimensional Tar Pit
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The Hyperdimensional Tar Pit

Make a guess, double the number, and then move to the next larger unit of time.

How Will Astronomy Archives Survive the Data Tsunami?
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How Will Astronomy Archives Survive the Data Tsunami?

Astronomers are collecting more data than ever. What practices can keep them ahead of the flood?

A Conversation with Ed Catmull
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A Conversation with Ed Catmull

Pixar's president Ed Catmull sits down with Stanford professor (and former Pixar-ian) Pat Hanrahan to reflect on the blending of art and technology.

Computers in Patient Care: The Promise and the Challenge
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Computers in Patient Care: The Promise and the Challenge

Information technology has the potential to radically transform health care. Why has progress been so slow?

A Conversation with David E. Shaw
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A Conversation with David E. Shaw

Stanford professor Pat Hanrahan sits down with the noted hedge fund founder, computational biochemist, and (above all) computer scientist.

Unifying Biological Image Formats with HDF5
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Unifying Biological Image Formats with HDF5

The biosciences need an image format capable of high performance and long-term maintenance. Is HDF5 the answer?

Probing Biomolecular Machines with Graphics Processors
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Probing Biomolecular Machines with Graphics Processors

GPU acceleration and other computer performance increases will offer critical benefits to biomedical science.

Erlang for Concurrent Programming
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Erlang for Concurrent Programming

Designed for concurrency from the ground up, the Erlang language can be a valuable tool to help solve concurrent problems.
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