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

March 2014


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The API Performance Contract

The API Performance Contract

How can the expected interactions between caller and implementation be guaranteed?


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Scaling Existing Lock-based Applications with Lock Elision

Scaling Existing Lock-based Applications with Lock Elision

Enabling existing lock-based programs to achieve performance benefits of nonblocking synchronization.


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Eventually Consistent: Not What You Were Expecting?

Eventually Consistent

Methods of quantifying consistency (or lack thereof) in eventually consistent storage systems.