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 ‘distributed computing


The Data-Centric Gambit

October 20th, 2008 / in research horizons / by Peter Lee

Things always change fast in computing. But the rate of change seems to be on a major uptick recently. In this post, I want to focus on an accelerating driver of that change, a looming crisis on the horizon, and a surprising link between the two that may have big promise. In the spirit of blog discourse, let’s lay this out in broad strokes: The Industrial Revolution of Data. Today’s world-wide web remains a staggering tribute to the typing abilities of the human race. But even with a growing global population, typists are not a scalable source of bit-production going forward. We are entering an era where the overwhelming majority of […]