acm - an acm publication
Follow us on social media...

Peter J. Denning, Editor in ChiefThe digitally connected world has become a large, swirling sea of information stripped of context. We help our readers make sense of it, find meaning in it, learn what to trust, and speculate on our future.

Peter J. Denning,
Editor-in-Chief

 

Ubiquity Has Been Upgraded!

  • You can propose article ideas to our editors—see Make A Pitch.
  • We are seeking for high-quality, reader submitted video content.
  • The editorial board has been organized into topic areas.
  • We are beefing up the Next-Gen Panel. Volunteer!
  • Our blog is being phased out and will be replaced by opinion commentaries.

LATEST ARTICLES

Interview

The changing culture of computer science: an interview with Marianne Winslett, part 2

November 2017
Interviewed by Richard T. Snodgrass

In this follow-up interview, John Gustafson goes beyond unum 1.0. Type 2 unums pave the way for custom number systems that squeeze the maximum accuracy out of a given number of bits. This new format could have prime applications in deep learning, big data, and exascale computing. ...


Communication Corner

How to say what you mean and mean what you say

October 2017
by Philip Yaffe

In this follow-up interview, John Gustafson goes beyond unum 1.0. Type 2 unums pave the way for custom number systems that squeeze the maximum accuracy out of a given number of bits. This new format could have prime applications in deep learning, big data, and exascale computing. ...



Interview

Art Scott and Michael Frank on energy-efficient computing

September 2017
Interviewed by Ted G. Lewis

In this follow-up interview, John Gustafson goes beyond unum 1.0. Type 2 unums pave the way for custom number systems that squeeze the maximum accuracy out of a given number of bits. This new format could have prime applications in deep learning, big data, and exascale computing. ...


Commentary

Computational design

August 2017
by Peter J. Denning

In this follow-up interview, John Gustafson goes beyond unum 1.0. Type 2 unums pave the way for custom number systems that squeeze the maximum accuracy out of a given number of bits. This new format could have prime applications in deep learning, big data, and exascale computing. ...