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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.

Network Applications Are Interactive
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Network Applications Are Interactive

The network era requires new models, with interactions instead of algorithms.

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.

Time, but Faster
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Time, but Faster

A computing adventure about time through the looking glass.

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.

BBR: Congestion-Based Congestion Control
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BBR: Congestion-Based Congestion Control

Measuring bottleneck bandwidth and round-trip propagation time.

Research For Practice
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Research For Practice: Web Security and Mobile Web Computing

Expert-curated guides to the best of CS research.

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.

Borg, Omega, and Kubernetes
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Borg, Omega, and Kubernetes

Lessons learned from three container-management systems over a decade.

Why Logical Clocks Are Easy
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Why Logical Clocks Are Easy

Sometimes all you need is the right language.

A Purpose-Built Global Network
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A Purpose-Built Global Network: Google's Move to SDN

A discussion with Amin Vahdat, David Clark, and Jennifer Rexford.

Automation Should Be Like Iron Man, Not Ultron
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Automation Should Be Like Iron Man, Not Ultron

The "Leftover Principle" requires increasingly more highly skilled humans.
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