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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.

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.

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.
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