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Budget Beowulf Clusters
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Budget Beowulf Clusters

At SIGCSE 2015, five CS educators brought and live-demo'd the low-cost Beowulf clusters they had built for teaching parallel and distributed computing.

Locality, Locality, Locality: A Note from SC14
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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...

Animal-Human Computer Interaction: The First International Congress Report
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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?

Through A Google Glass, Darkly
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Through A Google Glass, Darkly

I have been wearing Google Glass as both a technical assessment of utility and as a social study in human dynamics and expectations.

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ACM Multimedia 2013 – Challenges and Competitions

The program of ACM Multimedia is very diverse: apart from oral and poster presentations, panels and keynotes there are challenges and competitions. Some may really...

Heidelberg Laureate Forum: Research At the Interface Between Disciplines
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Heidelberg Laureate Forum: Research At the Interface Between Disciplines

The importance of interdisciplinary work, particularly in applying mathematics and computer science to biology, was a topic emphasized throughout the Heidelberg...

Heidelberg Laureate Forum: Who Invented the Computer?
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Heidelberg Laureate Forum: Who Invented the Computer?

Comments after the first lecture by Prof. Raj Reddy at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum.

Heidelberg Laureate Forum: Meet Your Role Models
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Heidelberg Laureate Forum: Meet Your Role Models

This blog posts highlights two of my favorite moments from the second day at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum. I had the pleasure of speaking with Vinton G. Cerf and...

Leaping the Exascale Chasm
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Leaping the Exascale Chasm

The global race is on to build ever-faster supercomputers, fueled by a combination of scientific and engineering needs to simulate phenomena with greater resolution...

The World's Smartest Programmers Compete: ACM ICPC
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The World's Smartest Programmers Compete: ACM ICPC

An introductory post with background on the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest.

Athena Award Nominations Closing Soon!
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Athena Award Nominations Closing Soon!

Don't miss out on the chance to nominate someone for an Athena Award from ACM-W.

Intermittent Net and Mobile/Cloud Development
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Intermittent Net and Mobile/Cloud Development

Intermittent Net: The Importance of Distributed Thinking in Mobile/Cloud Application Development (and Usage)

Nomenclaturing: Let's Ture to the Max!
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Nomenclaturing: Let's Ture to the Max!

Christos Papadimitriou's recently published reminiscences include the fascinating story of how he learned about Turing Machines: As a bored undergraduate in a Greek...

Data Mining the Web Via Crawling
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Data Mining the Web Via Crawling

This post focuses on the data collection via crawling the web, by covering some of the challenges around collecting and discovering new content via a web crawler...

Online Higher Education
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Online Higher Education

The higher education community is abuzz with debates regarding massive open online courses (MOOCs). This feels like a time of profound change, when the confluence...

Most Smartphone Apps Are Spyware
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Most Smartphone Apps Are Spyware

Why does  this flashlight app use an Internet connection? Why does this Bible quotes app want my location data? Why does this game want my contacts list?

SC11: The Cray, Fernbach, and Kennedy Awards
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SC11: The Cray, Fernbach, and Kennedy Awards

The Cray, Fernbach, and Kennedy awards and the work of the recipients reflect the evolving interplay of technology, software, applications and algorithms in advancing...

Exciting New Research Presented at Grace Hopper
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Exciting New Research Presented at Grace Hopper

The Grace Hopper Conference includes a Ph.D. Forum that showcases the research of current Ph.D. students, with the additional goal of providing support and mentoring...

A Connected Life
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A Connected Life

In the Internet era, with cell phones, PDAs, and other technologies,  humans are more and more connected to each other. All day you can see people walking and at...

CFP: Intelligent Transportation Systems
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CFP: Intelligent Transportation Systems

One of the goals of this years Computers Freedom and Privacy conference is to ask the question, "Can we be 'smart' and private?"  Wednesday's panel onIntellegent...
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