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subjectPerformance And Reliability
authorSamuel Greengard

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


What Is the Cost of Living Online?
From Communications of the ACM

What Is the Cost of Living Online?

The cost of powering streaming and other rapidly growing online services will not "take down the Internet."

Making Sense With Biology
From ACM News

Making Sense With Biology

Hybrid systems enhance the capabilities of electronics with biologics.

Qubit Devices Inch Toward Reality
From Communications of the ACM

Qubit Devices Inch Toward Reality

Key questions and challenges remain, including how to scale qubit devices while reducing noise and errors to the point where the devices become useful.

Technology to the Rescue
From ACM News

Technology to the Rescue

Updating emergency rescue equipment and tactics with digital technologies.

Photonic Processors Light the Way
From Communications of the ACM

Photonic Processors Light the Way

Highly efficient light-based processors can overcome the bottlenecks of today's electronics.

Will AI Rewrite Coding?
From ACM News

Will AI Rewrite Coding?

There is an emerging effort to tap artificial intelligence to write code based on short text descriptions of what the code should do.

Channeling the Inner Voice of Robots
From ACM News

Channeling the Inner Voice of Robots

People have inner voices, why not robots?

Formal Software Verification Measures Up
From Communications of the ACM

Formal Software Verification Measures Up

Verified coding techniques use mathematical proofs to ensure code is error-free and hacker-resistant. Can the approach revolutionize software?

Changing How Data is Used
From ACM News

Changing How Data is Used

Federated AI Learning promises to reshape data security, privacy.

Quantum Sensing Takes Shape
From ACM News

Quantum Sensing Takes Shape

Opening up the world around us by detecting changes in quantum states.

The Worsening State of Ransomware
From Communications of the ACM

The Worsening State of Ransomware

Sophisticated, dangerous ransomware is the new normal … and there is no simple fix.

Could Mobile Voting Ring True?
From ACM News

Could Mobile Voting Ring True?

Voting on smartphones could result in higher voter turnouts.

Digital IDs Make Their Mark
From ACM News

Digital IDs Make Their Mark

Encrypted identification data on a smartcard or smartphone can deliver significant benefits while boosting security, but raise concerns about privacy and the potential...

A Touch of Reality
From ACM News

A Touch of Reality

The field of haptics—the use of technology to simulate touch, feeling, and motion—is finally hitting its stride.

Seeing Past Copper
From ACM News

Seeing Past Copper

Optical interconnects take aim at Moore’s law.

Terahertz Networks Move Closer to Reality
From Communications of the ACM

Terahertz Networks Move Closer to Reality

The desire for faster, higher-frequency wireless networking is a constant. Terahertz technology could deliver large gains.

Virtual Reality Meets the Office
From ACM News

Virtual Reality Meets the Office

"Virtual meeting spaces greatly expand the possibilities for online communication—and, at their best, create an environment that parallels or exceeds real world...

AI Shakes Up the Seismology World
From ACM News

AI Shakes Up the Seismology World

Artificial intelligence is reshaping our understanding of earthquakes and other seismological events

It's a New Digital Ballgame
From ACM News

It's a New Digital Ballgame

Digital technology brings new elements to sports.
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