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Operating Systems as Possible Worlds
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Operating Systems as Possible Worlds

Is a comparison between operating systems, which are analyzed by software engineers for conditional execution paths, and possible worlds, which are analyzed by...

Cyber Insecurity and Cyber Libertarianism
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Cyber Insecurity and Cyber Libertarianism

Here we are, 70 years into the computer age and we still do not seem to know how to build secure information systems. And yet, our community marches forward with...

Just Press Reboot
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Just Press Reboot

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

Star Trek@50: Inspiring Discovery and Innovation
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Star Trek@50: Inspiring Discovery and Innovation

Star Trek has inspired generations to pursue science and technology careers, not a few of whom have transformed part of it into technological and commercial fact...

Welcome to the 40th Annual ACM-ICPC World Finals in Phuket, Thailand
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Welcome to the 40th Annual ACM-ICPC World Finals in Phuket, Thailand

The ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest, sponsored by IBM, is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming competition in the world.

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.

California's Internet Voting Initiatives
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California's Internet Voting Initiatives

The vast majority of computer and network security experts agree that there is currently no way to adequately secure an online public election.

A Week of HPC at SC15
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A Week of HPC at SC15

ETH's Torsten Hoefler walks through a week of workshops, tutorials, papers, and his reactions to a week at SC.

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...

SC Turns Reproducibility Challenges Into Opportunities
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SC Turns Reproducibility Challenges Into Opportunities

The annual SC conference is instituting new practices over the next five years that will help establish SC as the "gold standard" for computational science practice...

SIGGRAPH Presents 2015 Awards
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SIGGRAPH Presents 2015 Awards

Five are honored for exceptional achievements in computer graphics and interactive techniques.

The Robots are Taking Over! (Perhaps Not Quite Yet.)
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The Robots are Taking Over! (Perhaps Not Quite Yet.)

Programs fix themselves! Today! It's scary!

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.

Exascale Computing and Big Data: Time To Reunite
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Exascale Computing and Big Data: Time To Reunite

It is past time to reunite the big data, cloud, and high-performance computing communities. Each can each learn much from the other.

Meet A.I. Joe
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Meet A.I. Joe

In the 70 years since the end of World War II, AI has advanced enormously, and the military has continued to show a steady appetite for acquiring lethal robots.

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.

Doing Our Part to Show Why HPC Matters
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Doing Our Part to Show Why HPC Matters

As managers and practitioners in the HPC community part of our responsibility is to make sure that everyone we come into professional contact with appreciates how...

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...

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...
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