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Open Source Firmware
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Open Source Firmware

Step into the world behind the kernel.

Identity by Any Other Name
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Identity by Any Other Name

The complex cacophony of intertwined systems.

Research for Practice: Edge Computing
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Research for Practice: Edge Computing

Scaling resources within multiple administrative domains.

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: FPGAs in Datacenters

Expert-curated guides to the best of CS research.

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.

Titus
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Titus: Introducing Containers to the Netflix Cloud

Approaching container adoption in an already cloud-native infrastructure.

Abstracting the Geniuses Away from Failure Testing
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Abstracting the Geniuses Away from Failure Testing

Ordinary users need tools that automate the selection of custom-tailored faults to inject.

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.

Pervasive, Dynamic Authentication of Physical Items
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Pervasive, Dynamic Authentication of Physical Items

The use of silicon PUF circuits.

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.

Why Logical Clocks Are Easy
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Why Logical Clocks Are Easy

Sometimes all you need is the right language.

Non-Volatile Storage
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Non-Volatile Storage

Implications of the datacenter's shifting center.

Immutability Changes Everything
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Immutability Changes Everything

We need it, we can afford it, and the time is now.

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
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