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Discipline and Focus

July 1, 2006

Topic: Computer Architecture

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Hans-J Boehm, Sarita V. Adve - You Don't Know Jack about Shared Variables or Memory Models
Data races are evil.


Satnam Singh - Computing without Processors
Heterogeneous systems allow us to target our programming to the appropriate environment.


When it comes to managing and deploying large scale systems and networks, discipline and focus matter more than specific technologies. In a conversation with ACM Queuecast host Mike Vizard, Amazon CTO Werner Vogels says the key to success is to have a relentless commitment to a modular computer architecture that makes it possible for the people who build the applications to also be responsible for running and deploying those systems within a common IT framework.



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