"Predicting Program Properties from 'Big Code'" presents new techniques for leveraging big code to automate two programming activities: selecting understandable...Martin C. Rinard From Communications of the ACM | March 2019
"Scalable Computation of High-Order Optimization Queries," by Brucato et al., makes a case for marrying the well-established paradigms of constrained optimization...Surajit Chaudhuri From Communications of the ACM | February 2019
We present a complete system that supports package queries, a new query model that extends traditional database queries to handle complex constraints and preferences...Matteo Brucato, Azza Abouzied, Alexandra Meliou From Communications of the ACM | February 2019
"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