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September 2009


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Technical Perspective: Abstraction for Parallelism

Looking for some new insight into an old problem? The  familiar problem of writing parallel applications and a fresh approach based on data abstraction allows some…


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Optimistic Parallelism Requires Abstractions

Optimistic Parallelism Requires Abstractions

Writing software for multicore processors is greatly simplified if we could automatically parallelize sequential programs. Although auto-parallelization has been studied for many decades, it has succeeded only in a few application…


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Technical Perspective: They Do Click, Don't They?

You never click on advertisements received in spam or in phishing messages, do you? Nobody does. So, if that is true, why are we still getting an enormous amount of unsolicited…


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Spamalytics: An Empirical Analysis of Spam Marketing Conversion

Spamalytics: An Empirical Analysis of Spam Marketing Conversion

We all receive spam advertisements, but few of us have encountered a person who admits to following through on an offer and making a purchase. And yet, the relentlessness by which such spam continually clogs Internet inboxes…