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TxLinux and MetaTM: Transactional Memory and the Operating System

TxLinux is the first operating system to use hardware transactional memory (HTM) as a synchronization primitive, and...

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Technical Perspective: Distributing Your Data and Having It, Too


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Technical Perspective: A Methodology for Evaluating Computer System Performance

Computer science has long had a solid foundation for evaluating the performance of algorithms. The asymptotic...

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Technical Perspective: Transactions are Tomorrow's Loads and Stores

In computer science, when we say "time is money," we typically refer to two types of time that determine the costs and benefits...

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Composable Memory Transactions

In this paper we present a concurrency model based on transactional memory. All the usualblocking and choice...

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Wake Up and Smell the Coffee: Evaluation Methodology for the 21st Century

Evaluation methodology underpins all innovation in experimental computer science. It requires relevant workloads...

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Technical Perspective: Computer Science Takes on Molecular Dynamics

The following paper by researcher David Shaw and colleagues describes their Anton molecular dynamics engine....

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Anton, A Special-Purpose Machine for Molecular Dynamics Simulation

The ability to perform long, accurate molecular dynamics (MD) simulations involving proteins and other biological macro-molecules could in principle provide answers...

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The Emergence of a Networking Primitive in Wireless Sensor Networks

The wireless sensor network community approached networking abstractions as an open question, allowing answers to emerge with time and experience. The Trickle algorithm...

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Technical Perspective: The Physical Side of Computing

Wireless sensor networks represent a new computing platform that blends computation, sensing, and communication...
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