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Technical Perspective: Bootstrapping a Future of Open Source, Specialized Hardware

OpenPiton research is one of the watershed moments in the fundamental shift toward the construction of an open source ecosystem for implementing prototype chips...

OpenPiton
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OpenPiton: An Open Source Hardware Platform For Your Research

We present OpenPiton, an open source framework for building scalable architecture research prototypes from one core to 500 million cores.

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Technical Perspective: A Whitebox Solution for Blackbox-Like Behaviors

DeepXplore brings a software testing perspective to deep neural networks and, in doing so, creates the opportunity for enormous amounts of follow-on work in several...

DeepXplore
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DeepXplore: Automated Whitebox Testing of Deep Learning Systems

We design, implement, and evaluate DeepXplore, the first white-box framework for systematically testing real-world deep learning systems.

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Technical Perspective: The Scalability of CertiKOS

The authors of "Building Certified Concurrent OS Kernels" illustrate that formal verification can scale up to a moderate-size program (6,500 lines of C) that has...

Building Certified Concurrent OS Kernels
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Building Certified Concurrent OS Kernels

In this work, we present CertiKOS, a novel compositional framework for building verified concurrent OS kernels.

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Technical Perspective: From Virtual Worlds to Digital Fabrication

The authors of "OpenFab" propose to revisit the processing pipeline that turns a 3D model into machine instructions in light of the solutions developed in computer...

OpenFab
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OpenFab: A Programmable Pipeline for Multimaterial Fabrication

We present OpenFab, a programmable pipeline for synthesis of multimaterial 3D printed objects that is inspired by RenderMan and modern GPU pipelines.

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Technical Perspective: The True Cost of Popularity

The main focus of "Heavy Hitters via Cluster-Preserving Clustering" by Kasper Green Larsen et al. is on building up sufficient information to allow a more effective...

Heavy Hitters via Cluster-Preserving Clustering
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Heavy Hitters via Cluster-Preserving Clustering

We develop a new algorithm for the turnstile heavy hitters problem in general turnstile streams, the EXPANDERSKETCH, which finds the approximate top-k items in...

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Technical Perspective: Do You Know Why Your Web Pages Load Faster?

"Taking a Long Look at QUIC," by Arash Molavi Kakhki et al., is a bold attempt to unearth the reasons why QUIC works better than TCP.

Taking a Long Look at Q­UIC
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Taking a Long Look at Q­UIC: An Approach for Rigorous Evaluation of Rapidly Evolving Transport Protocols

There is a need for alternative techniques for understanding and evaluating QUIC when compared with previous transport-layer protocols.

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Technical Perspective: Back to the Edge

"Heterogeneous Von Neumann/Dataflow Microprocessors" describes an innovative approach to exploit both CDFG and EDGE computation models.

Heterogeneous Von Neumann/Dataflow Microprocessors
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Heterogeneous Von Neumann/Dataflow Microprocessors

This work studies the potential of a paradigm of heterogeneous execution models by developing a specialization engine for explicit-dataflow (SEED) and integrating...

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Technical Perspective: Compressing Matrices for Large-Scale Machine Learning

Demand for more powerful big data analytics solutions has spurred the development of novel programming models, abstractions, and platforms. "Scaling Machine Learning...

Compressed Linear Algebra for Declarative Large-Scale Machine Learning
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Compressed Linear Algebra for Declarative Large-Scale Machine Learning

General-purpose compression struggles to achieve both good compression ratios and fast decompression for blockwise uncompressed operations. Therefore, we introduce...

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Technical Perspective: Was Edgar Allan Poe Wrong After All?

Umesh Vazirani and Thomas Vidick's "Fully Device Independent Quantum Key Distribution" provides an unexpectedly simple and elegant secure protocol solution, indeed...

Fully Device Independent Quantum Key Distribution
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Fully Device Independent Quantum Key Distribution

We rigorously provide the device-independent security of an entanglement-based protocol building on Ekert's original proposal for quantum key distribution.

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Technical Perspective: Isolating a Matching When Your Coins Go Missing

Whether there exists a deterministic parallel algorithm for bipartite matching remains an outstanding question at the frontiers of our understanding of the role...

A Deterministic Parallel Algorithm for Bipartite Perfect Matching
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A Deterministic Parallel Algorithm for Bipartite Perfect Matching

In this article, we give an almost complete derandomization of the Isolation Lemma for perfect matchings in bipartite graphs.
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