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SIGMOD
2008
ACM
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The Sloan Digital Sky Survey and beyond
Our collaboration with Jim Gray has created some of the world's largest astronomy databases, and has enabled us to test many avant-garde ideas in practice. The astronomers ha...
Alexander S. Szalay
SIGMOD
2008
ACM
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Jim Gray at IBM: the transaction processing revolution
While at the IBM San Jose Research Laboratory, in the 1970's, Dr. Jim Gray defined and developed the fundamental concepts and techniques that underlie on-line transaction pro...
Bruce G. Lindsay
SIGMOD
2008
ACM
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Why did Jim Gray win the Turing Award?
This short paper is intended to describe for the layman why Jim Gray won so many awards, culminating in his being selected to receive the 1998 ACM Turing Award, arguably the "...
Michael Stonebraker
SIGMOD
2008
ACM
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Jim Gray at Berkeley
Jim Gray spent a decade as a student and researcher at Berkeley. In action, he is remembered for his breath, his depth, and his generosity. Categories and Subject Descriptors K.1 ...
Michael A. Harrison
SIGMOD
2008
ACM
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11 years 6 months ago
Search survey for S/V Tenacious: Gulf of Farallones and approaches to San Francisco Bay
On January 28th , 2007, Jim Gray sailed his 40 foot sailboat, Tenacious, on a day cruise to the Farallon Islands off San Francisco and was reported overdue when he didn't ret...
Ed Saade
SIGMOD
2008
ACM
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11 years 6 months ago
Building the WorldWide Telescope
This paper is talks about the critical role that Jim Gray played in the creation of the WorldWide Telescope software. Contrary to what you might think it wasn't his database ...
Curtis Wong
SIGMOD
2008
ACM
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11 years 6 months ago
TerraServer and the Russia adventure..
Jim Gray made many friends and few enemies in his career. Many of the projects he worked on were inspired by one or more of his friends and collaborators in industry and academia....
Tom Barclay
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