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John Jannotti Awarded NSF Computer Systems Research Grant

    Assistant Professor John Jannotti has been awarded a $380,000 grant from the National Science Foundation's Computer Systems Research Program. The award, for "Safe at Any Speed: Safe and Fast Distributed Applications", will fund research that will simplify the development of large concurrent systems. The research aims to avoid "race conditions", a type of software fault common to parallel programs, and to help developers monitor the operation of large distributed applications.

    This year the Computer Systems Research Program reviewed 350 proposals for 299 projects and funded approximately 10-15% of them.

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