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The Research archive provides access to all Research articles published in past issues of Communications of the ACM.

November 2012

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Measuring Home Broadband Performance

Measuring Home Broadband Performance

We present the results from the first study of Internet access link performance measured directly from home routers. Our findings provide a snapshot of access network performance across the United States.

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The Frankencamera: An Experimental Platform For Computational Photography

The Frankencamera

Progress in computational photography has been hampered by the lack of a portable, programmable camera with sufficient image quality and computing power. To address this problem, we have designed and implemented the Frankencamera…

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Technical Perspective: The Realities of Home Broadband

Buying residential broadband services seems relatively simple: pick among a small number of plans, and then compare similar plans by price. Unfortunately, reality is somewhat more complicated.

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Technical Perspective: Open Platforms For Computational Photography

A fundamental impediment to the widespread development and deployment of in-camera algorithms is the lack of a clean open architecture for controlling camera features and writing the corresponding real-time processing and…