The FutureGrid Program is a U.S. National Science Foundation-funded project to determine the best ways to connect supercomputers together, headed by Indiana University...Next Big Future From ACM TechNews | October 8, 2009
If you're looking for reasons to puff out your chest and take pride in being American, then take note that all six Nobel Prize winners announced so far this week...MercuryNews.com From ACM Opinion | October 7, 2009
The September cover article in Communications of the ACM touched off a distinct buzz last month when more than 10 times the usual number of readers downloaded the...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | October 7, 2009
The successful completion of the Netflix Prize competition demonstrates that prizes are a viable mechanism for encouraging research in the computing fields, writes...Computing Community Consortium From ACM TechNews | September 28, 2009
Roger Flessing was on an American Airlines flight to Seattle recently when he began speaking with his son on his iPhone. He wasn't making a conventional cellphone...USA Today From ACM Opinion | September 29, 2009
The exponential growth of Wikipedia has flattened out since 2007, a development that may signal the limits of crowdsourcing. One explanation is that Wikipedia...Time From ACM TechNews | September 28, 2009
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security should be doing more to recruit top cyber security talent and develop a highly skilled workforce of cyber security workers...Federal Times From ACM CareerNews | September 14, 2009
Jamie Zawinski is what I would call a duct-tape programmer.
I say that with a great deal of respect. He is the kind of programmer who is hard at work building...joelonsoftware.com From ACM Opinion | September 25, 2009
Should computers be intuitive, requiring little to no learning or thinking? Is it even possible for them to be so?
“Nothing is intuitive,” said Slashdot blogger...LinuxInsider From ACM Opinion | September 25, 2009
Stephen Wolfram has set the ambitious goal of converting the global corpus of knowledge into a computable format through WolframAlpha.com, a computational knowledge...Investor's Business Daily From ACM TechNews | September 25, 2009
The venture capital industry, like financial services in general, has fallen on hard times. Part of the problem is that large payoffs...Michael Cusumano From Communications of the ACM | October 1, 2009
Conficker's alarming growth rate in early 2009 along with the apparent mystery surrounding its ultimate purpose had raised concern among...Phillip Porras From Communications of the ACM | October 1, 2009
The so-called "Internet Age" we live in imposes what is being called "Internet speed." This accelerated lifestyle is exemplified in an extreme form by the saying...Frontline From ACM Opinion | September 22, 2009
Groovy project manager Guillaume Laforge says the Groovy programming language was designed to make life simpler for developers through its seamless integration...Computerworld Australia From ACM TechNews | September 18, 2009