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Intel: Why a 1,000-Core Chip Is Feasible
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Intel: Why a 1,000-Core Chip Is Feasible

Chipmaker Intel has been investigating the issue of scaling the number of cores in chips through its Terascale Computing Research Program, which has so far yielded...

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2011 Preview: Million-Dollar Mathematics Problem

A draft solution to the so-called "P versus NP" problem generated excitement in 2010; will 2011 bring a correct proof?

Reflections on the Toyota Debacle
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Reflections on the Toyota Debacle

A look in the rearview mirror reveals system and process blind spots.

Don't Bring Me a Good Idea
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Don't Bring Me a Good Idea

You want to know how to get my attention?" Jason Kalich asked the audience rhetorically. "First off, don't bring me a good...

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Stuxnet's Finnish-Chinese Connection

I recently wrote a white paper entitled “Dragons, Tigers, Pearls, and Yellowcake” in which I proposed four alternative scenarios for the Stuxnet worm other than...

­biquity Symposium: 'what Is Computation?'
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­biquity Symposium: 'what Is Computation?'

A new series on ACM's Ubiquity seeks to answer the question: 'What is computation?' In this opening article, Ubiquity's editor-in-chief Peter J. Denning and co-author...

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"this Paper Should Not Have Been Published"

Scientists see fatal flaws in the NASA study of arsenic-based life.

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Long Live the Web: A Call For Continued Open Standards and Neutrality

The Web is critical not merely to the digital revolution but to our continued prosperity—and even our liberty. Like democracy itself, it needs defending.

Literate Coding
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Literate Coding

While it is true that "programmers aren't English majors," there are many days that I wish they were, or that...

Beverly Harrison's Supersmart Computers
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Beverly Harrison's Supersmart Computers

The Intel researcher is designing computers that can recognize gestures and objects to better bridge the virtual and real worlds.

Why China's New Supercomputer Isn't Actually the World's Fastest
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Why China's New Supercomputer Isn't Actually the World's Fastest

Peak performance doesn't equal sustained performance, and the NVIDIA GPUs in the Tianhe 1A are especially bad at the latter.

On the Threshold of the Avatar Era
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On the Threshold of the Avatar Era

In a garage in Palo Alto, Calif., in the 1980s, some friends and I were the first humans to experience becoming avatars—that is, movable representations of ourselves...

Why Do Software Startups Patent (or Not)?
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Why Do Software Startups Patent (or Not)?

Assessing the controversial results of a recent empirical study of the role of intellectual property in software startups.

Why Graphene Is the Stuff of the Future
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Why Graphene Is the Stuff of the Future

Everything in our three-dimensional world has a width, length and height. That was what we thought, at least. But this picture overlooks a whole class of materials...

Score: Agile Research Group Management
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Score: Agile Research Group Management

Adapting agile software development methodology toward more efficient management of academic research groups.

Version Aversion
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Version Aversion

The way you number your releases communicates more than you might think.

Risks of Undisciplined Development
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Risks of Undisciplined Development

An illustration of the problems caused by a lack of discipline in software development and our failure to apply what is known in the field.

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Crisis in Computing

It may not be obvious, but if you’ve checked the weather today, ridden in a car or an airplane, made a phone call, or used any number of consumer products, down...

Why God Did Not Create the ­niverse
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Why God Did Not Create the ­niverse

There is a sound scientific explanation for the making of our world—no gods required.

Objects Never? Well, Hardly Ever!
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Objects Never? Well, Hardly Ever!

Revisiting the Great Objects Debate.
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