Computing Community Consortium Blog

The goal of the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) is to catalyze the computing research community to debate longer range, more audacious research challenges; to build consensus around research visions; to evolve the most promising visions toward clearly defined initiatives; and to work with the funding organizations to move challenges and visions toward funding initiatives. The purpose of this blog is to provide a more immediate, online mechanism for dissemination of visioning concepts and community discussion/debate about them.

Posts Tagged ‘computer


Understanding the Google computer, and making it better

August 26th, 2015 / in Research News / by Helen Wright

The following is a special contribution to this blog by CCC Executive Council Member Mark D. Hill of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Internet-based services that we have all come to love (e.g., search, email, social networks, video/photo sharing) are all powered by large back-end data centers, designed and managed as large warehouse-scale computers. Emerging cloud computing workloads also use such warehouse-scale computers, making it even more important to understand and optimize this class of computer systems. But until now, such warehouse-scale computers have (true to their name!) been big black boxes, with very little insight about detailed performance characteristics of deployments at scale: What is the nature of workloads that run […]