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November 2008


From ACM TechNews

Multi-Core and Parallel Programming: Is the Sky Falling?

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign professor Marc Snir acknowledges that multicore parallelism is difficult, and this difficulty can give rise to divergent perspectives. One perspective is that parallel programming is…


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On the 10th Anniversary of ACM's Digital Library

On the 10th Anniversary of ACM's Digital Library

 When ACM launched its pioneering Digital Library a decade ago, it was one of the first professional societies to offer its members—and the broader computing community—a digital repository of its publications. At launch, the …


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Education: Reprogramming College Preparatory Computer Science

Education: Reprogramming College Preparatory Computer Science

The college preparatory computer science education curriculum must be improved, beginning with the earliest phases of the process.


From Communications of the ACM

Legally Speaking: Quantafying the Value of Patent Exhaustion

Legally Speaking: <i>Quanta</i>fying the Value of Patent Exhaustion

Should patents confer power to restrict reuses and redistributions of products embodying the whole or essential parts of inventions?


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Cyber Privacy and Security Pose Difficult Problems

Cyber Privacy and Security Pose Difficult Problems

It's not just science or engineering that will be needed to address security concerns, but law, economics, anthropology, and more.


From Communications of the ACM

CTO Roundtable on Virtualization: Part I

CTO Roundtable on Virtualization

Virtualization technology is hot again, but for the right reasons?

Blog at CACM
Why Great Programmers Pull Back the Curtain While Programming
Why Great Programmers Pull Back the Curtain While Programming
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Want to be a great programmer? If so, you have to pull back the curtain and learn how software really …

Time to Assess National AI Policies
Time to Assess National AI Policies
11.24.2020

The Center for AI and Digital Policy has undertaken the first comparative review of national artificial intelligence policies.

Is Computer Science More or Less Suitable for Distance Learning?
Is Computer Science More or Less Suitable for Distance Learning?
11.24.2020

How undergraduate computer science students perceive the discipline based on their distance learning experience during the 2020 Spring semester – …

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The Few, the Tired, the Open Source Coders
The Few, the Tired, the Open Source Coders
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The open source movement runs on the heroic efforts of …

Need a Hypothesis? This A.I. Has One
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11.24.2020

Slowly, machine-learning systems are beginning to generate ideas, not just …

Gladys West: the Hidden Figure Who Helped Invent GPS
Gladys West: the Hidden Figure Who Helped Invent GPS
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Growing up on a farm in Virginia during segregation, West …

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