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

January 2009


From Communications of the ACM

Eventually Consistent

Eventually Consistent

Building reliable distributed systems at a worldwide scale demands trade-offs between consistency and availability.


From Communications of the ACM

The Long Road to 64 Bits

The Long Road to 64 Bits

The sometimes contentious development of 64-bit systems shows how technology decisions can have unexpected, enduring consequences.