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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.

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

Crash Consistency
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Crash Consistency

Rethinking the fundamental abstractions of the file system.

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.

HTTP/2.0
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HTTP/2.0: The IETF Is Phoning It In

Bad protocol, bad politics.

Securing Network Time Protocol
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Securing Network Time Protocol

Crackers discover how to use NTP as a weapon for abuse.

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.
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