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The Calculus of Service Availability
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The Calculus of Service Availability

You're only as available as the sum of your dependencies.

Research for Practice
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Research for Practice: Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains, and Smart Contracts; Hardware for Deep Learning

Expert-curated guides to the best of CS research.

Heterogeneous Computing
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Heterogeneous Computing: Here to Stay

Hardware and software perspectives.

Research for Practice
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Research for Practice: Distributed Transactions and Networks as Physical Sensors

Expert-curated guides to the best of CS research.

Life Beyond Distributed Transactions
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Life Beyond Distributed Transactions

An apostate's opinion.

Should You Upload or Ship Big Data to the Cloud?
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Should You Upload or Ship Big Data to the Cloud?

The accepted wisdom does not always hold true.

Challenges of Memory Management on Modern NUMA Systems
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Challenges of Memory Management on Modern NUMA Systems

Optimizing NUMA systems applications with Carrefour.

Fail at Scale
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Fail at Scale

Reliability in the face of rapid change

Crash Consistency
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Crash Consistency

Rethinking the fundamental abstractions of the file system.

Testing a Distributed System
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Testing a Distributed System

Testing a distributed system can be trying even under the best of circumstances.

Natural Language Translation at the Intersection of AI and HCI
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Natural Language Translation at the Intersection of AI and HCI

Old questions being answered with both AI and HCI.

From the EDVAC to WEBVACs
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From the EDVAC to WEBVACs

Cloud computing for computer scientists.

Low-Latency Distributed Applications in Finance
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Low-Latency Distributed Applications in Finance

The finance industry has unique demands for low-latency distributed systems.

Go Static or Go Home
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Go Static or Go Home

In the end, dynamic systems are simply less secure.

Hadoop Superlinear Scalability
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Hadoop Superlinear Scalability

The perpetual motion of parallel performance.

Model-Based Testing
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Model-Based Testing: Where Does It Stand?

MBT has positive effects on efficiency and effectiveness, even if it only partially fulfills high expectations.

Scalability Techniques for Practical Synchronization Primitives
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Scalability Techniques for Practical Synchronization Primitives

Designing locking primitives with performance in mind.

No Such Thing as a General-Purpose Processor
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No Such Thing as a General-Purpose Processor

And the belief in such a device is harmful.

A Decade of Progress in Parallel Programming Productivity
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A Decade of Progress in Parallel Programming Productivity

Looking at the design and benefits of X10.

Undergraduate Software Engineering
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Undergraduate Software Engineering

Addressing the needs of professional software development.
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