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Barbarians at the Gateways
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Barbarians at the Gateways

A special section on high-frequency trading and exchange technology.

Online Algorithms in High-Frequency Trading
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Online Algorithms in High-Frequency Trading

The challenges faced by competing HFT algorithms.

Passively Measuring TCP Round-Trip Times
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Passively Measuring TCP Round-Trip Times

A close look at round-trip time measurements with the Transmission Control Protocol.

The Balancing Act of Choosing Nonblocking Features
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The Balancing Act of Choosing Nonblocking Features

Design requirements of nonblocking systems.

20 Obstacles to Scalability
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20 Obstacles to Scalability

Watch out for these pitfalls that can prevent Web application scaling.

An Overview of Non-Uniform Memory Access
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An Overview of Non-Uniform Memory Access

NUMA becomes more common because memory controllers get close to execution units on microprocessors.

The Antifragile Organization
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The Antifragile Organization

Embracing failure to improve resilience and maximize availability.

Best Practices on the Move
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Best Practices on the Move: Building Web Apps for Mobile Devices

Which practices should be modified or avoided altogether by developers for the mobile Web?

Rules for Mobile Performance Optimization
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Rules for Mobile Performance Optimization

An overview of techniques to speed page loading.

Structured Deferral
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Structured Deferral: Synchronization via Procrastination

We simply do not have a synchronization mechanism that can enforce mutual exclusion.

Nonblocking Algorithms and Scalable Multicore Programming
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Nonblocking Algorithms and Scalable Multicore Programming

Exploring an alternative to lock-based synchronization.

Proving the Correctness of Nonblocking Data Structures
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Proving the Correctness of Nonblocking Data Structures

Nonblocking synchronization can yield astonishing results in terms of scalability and real-time response, but at the expense of verification state space.

There Is No Getting Around It
From Communications of the ACM

There Is No Getting Around It: You Are Building a Distributed System

Building a distributed system requires a methodical approach to requirements.

Real-Time GPU Audio
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Real-Time GPU Audio

Real-time finite difference-based sound synthesis using graphics processors.

Resolved: The Internet Is No Place for Critical Infrastructure
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Resolved: The Internet Is No Place for Critical Infrastructure

Risk is a necessary consequence of dependence.

Discrimination in Online Ad Delivery
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Discrimination in Online Ad Delivery

Google ads, black names and white names, racial discrimination, and click advertising.

Eventual Consistency Today
From Communications of the ACM

Eventual Consistency Today: Limitations, Extensions, and Beyond

How can applications be built on eventually consistent infrastructure given no guarantee of safety?

A File System All Its Own
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A File System All Its Own

Flash memory has come a long way and it is time for software to catch up.

The Evolution of Web Development for Mobile Devices
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The Evolution of Web Development for Mobile Devices

Building websites that perform well on mobile devices remains a challenge.

How Fast is Your Website?
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How Fast is Your Website?

Website performance data has never been more readily available.
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