Ten challenges for making automation a ‘team player’ in joint human-agent activity

Ten challenges for making automation a 'team player' in joint human-agent activity, Klein et al., IEEE Computer Nov/Dec 2004 With thanks to Thomas Depierre for the paper suggestion. Last time out we looked at some of the difficulties inherit in automating control systems. However much we automate, we're always ultimately dealing with some kind of … Continue reading Ten challenges for making automation a ‘team player’ in joint human-agent activity

A tale of two abstractions: the case for object space

A tale of two abstractions: the case for object space, Bittman et al., HotStorage 2019. This is a companion paper to the "persistent problem" piece that we looked at earlier this week, going a little deeper into the object pointer representation choices and the mapping of a virtual object space into physical address spaces. ...software … Continue reading A tale of two abstractions: the case for object space

A persistent problem: managing pointers in NVM

A persistent problem: managing pointers in NVM Bittman et al., PLOS'19 At the start of November I was privileged to attend HPTS (the High Performance Transaction Systems) conference in Asilomar. If you ever get the chance to go, I highly recommend it. It’s a comparatively small gathering with a great mix of people, and fabulous … Continue reading A persistent problem: managing pointers in NVM