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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 …


From Communications of the ACM

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
Contingency Plans for CS Students in Large Classes
Contingency Plans for CS Students in Large Classes
04.05.2020

Some of our students will get sick before the end of the term. We need a plan.

The ASPLOS 2020 Online Conference Experience
The ASPLOS 2020 Online Conference Experience
03.31.2020

CS pioneered it. Should we use it?

The Rise of the Data Engineer
The Rise of the Data Engineer
03.30.2020

The combination of AI and cloud infrastructure is changing the roles of certain engineers and creating a new requirement that …

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MIT Researchers Launch Location-Tracking Effort for the New Coronavirus
MIT Researchers Launch Location-Tracking Effort for the New Coronavirus
04.07.2020

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers and partner organizations have launched …

Molecule Co-Discovered at University of Limerick Leads to Breakthrough on How Data is Stored
Molecule Co-Discovered at University of Limerick Leads to Breakthrough on How Data is Stored
04.07.2020

Researchers  have discovered a metal-organic molecule that can switch between …

AI Finds 2D Materials in the Blink of an Eye
AI Finds 2D Materials in the Blink of an Eye
04.07.2020

A new artificial intelligence system can quickly find and label …

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