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An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.


Always Improving Performance
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Always Improving Performance

Jack J. Dongarra is the recipient of the 2021 ACM A.M. Turing Award for his pioneering contributions to numerical algorithms and libraries that enabled high-performance...

Virtual Duplicates
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Virtual Duplicates

Digital twins aim to model reality so we can see how it changes.

Getting Down to Basics
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Getting Down to Basics

2020 ACM A.M. Turing Award recipients Alfred Aho and Jeffrey Ullman helped develop formal language theory, invented efficient algorithms to drive the tasks of a...

Fact-Finding Mission
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Fact-Finding Mission

Artificial intelligence provides automatic fact-checking and fake news detection, but with limits.

Tracking COVID, Discreetly
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Tracking COVID, Discreetly

Tracing the contacts of those who come into contact with the coronavirus is not that simple.

Your Wish Is My CMD
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Your Wish Is My CMD

Artificial intelligence could automate software coding.

Code Talkers
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Code Talkers

Using voice input to write programs.

Using Functions for Easier Programming
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Using Functions for Easier Programming

Functional programming languages automate many of the details underlying specific operations.

Going Serverless
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Going Serverless

Serverless computing lets businesses and application developers focus on the program they need to run, without worrying about the machine on which it runs, or the...

Lawmakers Seek to Expand Repair Options
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Lawmakers Seek to Expand Repair Options

End-users want to be able to repair their expensive electronics; manufacturers disagree.

Weaving the Web
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Weaving the Web

Sir Tim Berners-Lee created a paradigm shift that changed the world with his invention of the World Wide Web, Hypertext Transport Protocol, and Hypertext Markup...

When Computers Stand in the Schoolhouse Door
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When Computers Stand in the Schoolhouse Door

Classification algorithms can lead to biased decisions, so researchers are trying to identify such biases and root them out.

Artificial Precognition ­ses Data to See the Future
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Artificial Precognition ­ses Data to See the Future

Using large data sets and machine learning to recognize unseen patterns.

Split Second
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Split Second

The issue of whether to add a "leap second" to square the clock with the Earth's orbit pits time specialists against IT.

Forging Relationships
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Forging Relationships

Michael Stonebraker didn't realize at the outset that it would take six years to create INGRES, one of the world's first relational databases.

Plenty of Proteins
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Plenty of Proteins

The growth of structural biology brings new challenges for the world's protein data archive.

Software Tackles Inflatable Structures
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Software Tackles Inflatable Structures

Creating optimal 3D shapes in inflatables requires the power of computation.

Gradual Evolution
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Gradual Evolution

Dynamically typed languages adopt features of static typing to cope with growth.

The Power of Memory
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The Power of Memory

In-memory databases promise speedier processing.

General Agreement
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General Agreement

Leslie Lamport contributed to the theory and practice of building distributed computing systems that work as intended.
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