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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
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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
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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.

FPGA Programming for the Masses
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FPGA Programming for the Masses

The programmability of FPGAs must improve if they are to be part of mainstream computing.

Hazy: Making It Easier to Build and Maintain Big-Data Analytics
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Hazy: Making It Easier to Build and Maintain Big-Data Analytics

Racing to unleash the full potential of big data with the latest statistical and machine-learning techniques.

The Story of the Teapot in DHTML
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The Story of the Teapot in DHTML

It is easy to do amazing things, such as rendering the classic teapot in HTML and CSS.

Making the Mobile Web Faster
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Making the Mobile Web Faster

Mobile performance issues? Fix the back end, not just the client.

Rethinking Passwords
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Rethinking Passwords

Our authentication system is lacking. Is improvement possible?

Thinking Methodically About Performance
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Thinking Methodically About Performance

The USE method addresses shortcomings in other commonly used methodologies.

A Decade of OS Access-Control Extensibility
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A Decade of OS Access-Control Extensibility

Open source security foundations for mobile and embedded devices.

Condos and Clouds
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Condos and Clouds

Constraints in an environment empower the services.

Browser Security
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Browser Security: Appearances Can Be Deceiving

A discussion with Jeremiah Grossman, Ben Livshits, Rebecca Bace, and George Neville-Neil
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