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How to Live in a Post-Meltdown and -Spectre World
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How to Live in a Post-Meltdown and -Spectre World

Learn from the past to prepare for the next battle.

Why SRE Documents Matter
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Why SRE Documents Matter

How documentation enables SRE teams to manage new and existing services.

How to Get Things Done When You Don't Feel Like It
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How to Get Things Done When You Don't Feel Like It

Five strategies for pushing through.

Corp to Cloud: Google's Virtual Desktops
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Corp to Cloud: Google's Virtual Desktops

How Google moved its virtual desktops to the cloud.

Research for Practice
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Research for Practice: Knowledge Base Construction in the Machine-Learning Era

Three critical design points: Joint learning, weak supervision, and new representations.

Tracking and Controlling Microservice Dependencies
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Tracking and Controlling Microservice Dependencies

Dependency management is a crucial part of system and software design.

The Mythos of Model Interpretability
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The Mythos of Model Interpretability

In machine learning, the concept of interpretability is both important and slippery.

The Secret Formula for Choosing the Right Next Role
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The Secret Formula for Choosing the Right Next Role

The best careers are not defined by titles or résumé bullet points.

Mind Your State for Your State of Mind
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Mind Your State for Your State of Mind

The interactions between storage and applications can be complex and subtle.

GitOps
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GitOps: A Path to More Self-Service IT

IaC + PR = GitOps

Workload Frequency Scaling Law
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Workload Frequency Scaling Law: Derivation and Verification

Workload scalability has a cascade relation via the scale factor.

Research for Practice
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Research for Practice: FPGAs in Datacenters

Expert-curated guides to the best of CS research.

Algorithms Behind Modern Storage Systems
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Algorithms Behind Modern Storage Systems

Different uses for read-optimized B-trees and write-optimized LSM-trees.

Research for Practice: Prediction-Serving Systems
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Research for Practice: Prediction-Serving Systems

What happens when we wish to actually deploy a machine learning model to production?

C Is Not a Low-Level Language
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C Is Not a Low-Level Language

Your computer is not a fast PDP-11.

How to Come Up with Great Ideas
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How to Come Up with Great Ideas

Think like an entrepreneur.

Research for Practice
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Research for Practice: Toward a Network of Connected Things

Expert-curated guides to the best of CS research.

Designing Cluster Schedulers for Internet-Scale Services
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Designing Cluster Schedulers for Internet-Scale Services

Embracing failures for improving availability.

Thou Shalt Not Depend on Me
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Thou Shalt Not Depend on Me

A look at JavaScript libraries in the wild.

Documentation Is Automation
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Documentation Is Automation

A.B.A. = Always be automating.
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