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The Binary System Was Created Long Before Leibniz
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The Binary System Was Created Long Before Leibniz

There are reports of much older number systems using only two symbols that have been developed mainly in Asia.

SC16 Expands Focus on Hpc Provider Community, Practitioners
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SC16 Expands Focus on Hpc Provider Community, Practitioners

State of the Practice focus at SC16 expands opportunities for HPC service providers and practitioners to publish their innovations and best practices.

Intriguing Possibilities as Hpc Reaches an Inflection Point
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Intriguing Possibilities as Hpc Reaches an Inflection Point

SC15 is taking place at a time when high-performance computing (HPC) finds itself at an inflection point. As we approach the end of CMOS, the path forward for HPC's...

SF Reading For Computer Scientists: Summer 2015
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SF Reading For Computer Scientists: Summer 2015

Summer reading recommendations for computer scientists, courtesy of the SIGCSE 2015 Using Science Fiction in CS Courses BOF.

Learning About Parallel and Distributed Computing
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Learning About Parallel and Distributed Computing

Parallel and distributed computing are now in the core CS curriculum, and every CS program should be teaching their students about it. How can CS educators learn...

A Taste of CHI Interactivity in Seoul
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A Taste of CHI Interactivity in Seoul

Observations from CHI 2015, the first SIGCHI annual conference held in Asia.

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.

Socializing with Robots @ginza
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Socializing with Robots @ginza

Modern social robots are making their debut in our daily lives.

Recommended Sf Reading For Computer Scientists
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Recommended Sf Reading For Computer Scientists

Courtesy of a SIGCSE 2014 BOF, here are some SF books containing themes of special interest to computer scientists.

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 Reality?
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What Is Reality?

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

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.

26 Years of Supercomputing
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26 Years of Supercomputing

From humble beginnings 26 years ago to today, the annual SC conference has shaped our community and our technologies.

Building a Computationally-Literate Workforce
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Building a Computationally-Literate Workforce

Students must leave their formal training ready to take up the state of the practice in fields that routinely use computational tools, and ready to advance the...

Turing's 1936 Paper and the First Dutch Computers
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Turing's 1936 Paper and the First Dutch Computers

The following question has polarized the computer-science community: Did Alan Turing's 1936 paper 'On Computable Numbers' influence the early history of computer...

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...

Exascale Software: Just a Few Orders of Magnitude
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Exascale Software: Just a Few Orders of Magnitude

Extraordinary parallelism, unprecedented data locality and adaptive resilience: these are daunting architecture, system software and application challenges for...

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)

John L. Hennessy on 'the Coming Tsunami in Educational Technology'
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John L. Hennessy on 'the Coming Tsunami in Educational Technology'

Stanford president John L. Hennessy delivered a provocative keynote speech, "The Coming Tsunami in Educational Technology," about the uncertain future of higher...
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