"Bringing the Web Up to Speed with WebAssembly," by Rossberg et al., gives an overview of the initial design of WebAssembly, a new low-level programming language...Anders Møller From Communications of the ACM | December 2018
WebAssembly is the first mainstream language designed from the start with a formal semantics. It not only demonstrates the feasibility of applying formal techniques...Andreas Rossberg, Ben L. Titzer, Andreas Haas, Derek L. Schuff, Dan Gohman, Luke Wagner, Alon Zakai, J. F. Bastien, Michael Holman From Communications of the ACM | December 2018
In "How to Implement Any Concurrent Data Structure," Calciu et al. show that a concurrent data structure can be built automatically and that its performance is...Tim Harris From Communications of the ACM | December 2018
We propose a method called Node Replication (NR) to implement any concurrent data structure.
Irina Calciu, Siddhartha Sen, Mahesh Balakrishnan, Marcos K. Aguilera From Communications of the ACM | December 2018
"Enabling Highly Scalable Remote Memory Access Programming with MPI-3 One Sided" convincingly shows that the potential of MPI one-sided communication can be realized...Marc Snir From Communications of the ACM | October 2018
In this work, we design and develop bufferless protocols that demonstrate how to implement the MPI-3 RMA interface and support scaling to millions of cores.
Robert Gerstenberger, Maciej Besta, Torsten Hoefler From Communications of the ACM | October 2018
In "Coz: Finding Code that Counts with Causal Profiling," Curtsinger and Berger describe causal profiling, which tell programmers exactly how much speed-up bang...Landon P. Cox From Communications of the ACM | June 2018
This paper introduces causal profiling. Unlike past profiling approaches, causal profiling indicates exactly where programmers should focus their optimization efforts...Charlie Curtsinger, Emery D. Berger From Communications of the ACM | June 2018
What to do about buggy compilers? The authors of "Practical Verification of Peephole Optimizations with Alive" give us a compelling and practical answer.
Steve Zdancewic From Communications of the ACM | February 2018
We created Alive, a domain-specific language for writing correct peephole optimizations and for automatically either proving them correct or else generating counterexamples...Nuno P. Lopes, David Menendez, Santosh Nagarakatte, John Regehr From Communications of the ACM | February 2018
The incentive auction scenario provides the backdrop for the breathtaking research contribution presented by Newman et al. in "Deep Optimization for Spectrum Repacking...David C. Parkes From Communications of the ACM | January 2018
This paper describes the process by which we built the SAT-based Feasibility Checker, a crucial element of the 2016-17 U.S. FCC "incentive auction" design.
Neil Newman, Alexandre Fréchette, Kevin Leyton-Brown From Communications of the ACM | January 2018
"Automatically Accelerating Non-Numerical Programs by Architecture-Compiler Co-Design," by Simone Campanoni, et al., proposes a modest hardware extension to support...James Larus From Communications of the ACM | December 2017
HELIX-RC is a compiler/microprocessor co-design that opens loops to parallelization by decoupling communication from thread execution in conventional multicore...Simone Campanoni, Kevin Brownell, Svilen Kanev, Timothy M. Jones, Gu-Yeon Wei, David Brooks From Communications of the ACM | December 2017
"A Theory of Pricing Private Data," by Chao Li, et al., introduces a fascinating and complicated issue that arises on the buy-side of the market when buyers are...Aaron Roth From Communications of the ACM | December 2017
We describe the foundations of a market in which those seeking access to data must pay for it and individuals are compensated for the loss of privacy they may suffer...Chao Li, Daniel Yang Li, Gerome Miklau, Dan Suciu From Communications of the ACM | December 2017
"Heads-Up Limit Hold'em Poker Is Solved," by Michael Bowling, et al., takes the counterfactual regret minimization method for approximating a Nash equilibrium to...David Silver From Communications of the ACM | November 2017
This paper is an extended version of our original 2015 Science article, with additional results showing Cepheus' in-game performance against computer and human...Michael Bowling, Neil Burch, Michael Johanson, Oskari Tammelin From Communications of the ACM | November 2017
"A Large-Scale Study of Programming Languages and Code Quality in GitHub," by Baishakhi Ray, et al., studies whether programming language choice and code quality...Jeffrey S. Foster From Communications of the ACM | October 2017
What is the effect of programming languages on software quality? In this study, we gather a very large data set from GitHub in an attempt to shed some empirical...Baishakhi Ray, Daryl Posnett, Premkumar Devanbu, Vladimir Filkov From Communications of the ACM | October 2017