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Hpc For Undergraduates
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Hpc For Undergraduates

At SC14, graduate students mentor undergraduates interested in pursuing advanced degrees in fields related to high performance computing.

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...

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

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

Day Two at the ACM-Icpc World Finals
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Day Two at the ACM-Icpc World Finals

What a day at ICPC 2014! It all began with IBM Tech Trek this morning, followed by the 2014 ACM-ICPC World Finals Opening Ceremony and ending with the IBM Chill...

Those Who Say Code Does Not Matter
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Those Who Say Code Does Not Matter

Often, you will be told programming languages do not matter much. It is a pretty general rule that people arguing language does not matter are simply trying...

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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...

ACM Multimedia 2013 – Best Papers and the Revision Process
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ACM Multimedia 2013 – Best Papers and the Revision Process

This year ACM Multimedia had a new revision process that may be of interest for other ACM conferences. Let's review it and see also the best papers selection.

Data Science Workflow: Overview and Challenges
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Data Science Workflow: Overview and Challenges

I provide an overview of the data science workflow and highlight some challenges that data scientists face in their work.

ACM Multimedia 2013 – The First Day
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ACM Multimedia 2013 – The First Day

ACM Multimedia, the foremost conference on multimedia, has started in Barcelona (Spain). Let's see what are some highlights of the first day.

The First Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2013
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The First Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2013

The Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) 2013 is an annual event where 200 young researchers get to meet with and learn from 40 Turing Award, Fields Medal, Abel Prize...

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.

Coping With Linux Distro Fragmentation (visualized in One Giant Diagram)
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Coping With Linux Distro Fragmentation (visualized in One Giant Diagram)

I describe software incompatibility problems caused by fragmentation in Linux-based operating systems and present one potential solution.

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...

Software Engineering in the Venice of the North
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Software Engineering in the Venice of the North

ESEC-FSE 2013 (in Saint Petersburg,, 18-26 August) is the place to be for software engineering in 2013.

Hpc, Big Data and the Peloponnesian War
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Hpc, Big Data and the Peloponnesian War

We need a concord and strategic research investment plan that recognizes the shared importance of HPC and big data. Both warrant investments in basic research,...

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)

Research {preposition} Infrastructure
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Research {preposition} Infrastructure

Computing research and advanced computing infrastructure–each is dependent on the other in a myriad of subtle and complex ways, yet each is profoundly different...

Nitrd 20: A Day in Your Life
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Nitrd 20: A Day in Your Life

Progress in information technology over the past 20 years has dramatically changed our lives — in our daily routine, at play, and at work. 
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