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

September 2013


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An Overview of Non-Uniform Memory Access

An Overview of Non-Uniform Memory Access

NUMA becomes more common because memory controllers get close to execution units on microprocessors.


From Communications of the ACM

The Balancing Act of Choosing Nonblocking Features

The Balancing Act of Choosing Nonblocking Features

Design requirements of nonblocking systems.


From Communications of the ACM

20 Obstacles to Scalability

20 Obstacles to Scalability

Watch out for these pitfalls that can prevent Web application scaling.

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