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To Catch a Failure
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To Catch a Failure: The Record-and-Replay Approach to Debugging

A discussion with Robert O'Callahan, Kyle Huey, Devon O'Dell, and Terry Coatta.

Power to the People
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Power to the People

Reducing datacenter carbon footprints.

The Best Place to Build a Subway
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The Best Place to Build a Subway

Building projects despite (and because of) existing complex systems.

Demystifying Stablecoins
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Demystifying Stablecoins

Cryptography meets monetary policy.

Commit to Memory
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Commit to Memory

Chipping away at Moore's Law.

Communicate Using the Numbers 1, 2, 3, and More
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Communicate Using the Numbers 1, 2, 3, and More

Leveraging expectations for better communication.

Beyond the 'Fix-It' Treadmill
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Beyond the 'Fix-It' Treadmill

The use of post-incident artifacts in high-performing organizations.

Revealing the Critical Role of Human Performance in Software
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Revealing the Critical Role of Human Performance in Software

It's time to appreciate the human side of Internet-facing software systems.

Managing the Hidden Costs of Coordination
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Managing the Hidden Costs of Coordination

Controlling coordination costs when multiple, distributed perspectives are essential.

Cognitive Work of Hypothesis Exploration During Anomaly Response
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Cognitive Work of Hypothesis Exploration During Anomaly Response

A look at how we respond to the unexpected.

Securing the Boot Process
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Securing the Boot Process

The hardware root of trust.

Above the Line, Below the Line
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Above the Line, Below the Line

The resilience of Internet-facing systems relies on what is above the line of representation.

Optimizations in C++ Compilers
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Optimizations in C++ Compilers

A practical journey.

Opening Up the Baseboard Management Controller
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Opening Up the Baseboard Management Controller

If the CPU is the brain of the board, the BMC is the brain stem.

The Reliability of Enterprise Applications
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The Reliability of Enterprise Applications

Understanding enterprise reliability.

Blockchain Technology
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Blockchain Technology: What Is It Good For?

Industry's dreams and fears for this new technology.

Space Time Discontinuum
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Space Time Discontinuum

Combining data from many sources may cause painful delays.

Hack for Hire
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Hack for Hire

Investigating the emerging black market of retail email account hacking services.

API Practices If You Hate Your Customers
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API Practices If You Hate Your Customers

Application programming interfaces speak louder than words.

Write Amplification vs. Read Perspiration
From Communications of the ACM

Write Amplification vs. Read Perspiration

The trade-offs between write and read.
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