Archive for November, 2008

 

Game-Changing Advances from Computing Research — Followup

November 30th, 2008

In a November 4 post, we asked your help in identifying game-changing advances from computing research conducted in the past 20 years.  We primed the pump with four examples: The Internet and the World Wide Web as we know them today Search technology - Where once we filed, today we search Cluster computing The transformation of science via computation In ...

Multi-core and Parallel Programming: Is the Sky Falling?

November 17th, 2008

In previous posts on this blog, Berkeley’s David Patterson, Intel’s Andrew Chien, and Microsoft's Dan Reed presented their views on why research advances are needed to overcome the problems posed by multicore processors. In this piece — the fourth (and possibly final) entry in the series -– Marc Snir from UIUC argues that there are ...

Computer Science Outside The Box

November 12th, 2008

One of the great things about computing research is that, despite our incredible track record of game-changing advances, we’re always looking for ways to make the field even more vibrant.  In this vein, on Monday I attended “Computer Science Outside The Box,” a workshop of 44 leaders from academia and industry (mostly department heads) convened ...

Game-Changing Advances from Computing Research

November 4th, 2008

We’d like your help with a brainstorming exercise: Identify about a dozen game-changing advances from computing research conducted in the past 20 years. Here’s what we mean: The advance needs to be "game changing," in the sense of dramatically altering how we think about computing and its applications. The importance of the advance needs to be obvious ...