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  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Distributed Real-Time Fault Tolerance on a Virtualized Multi-Core System

    In this paper, the authors present different approaches for real-time fault tolerance using redundancy methods for multi-core systems. Using hardware virtualization, a distributed system on a chip is created, where the cores are isolated from one another except through explicit communication channels. Using this system architecture, redundant tasks that would...

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  • White Papers // May 2014

    Learning Modular Structures from Network Data and Node Variables

    A standard technique for understanding underlying dependency structures among a set of variables posits a shared conditional probability distribution for the variables measured on individuals within a group. This approach is often referred to as module networks, where individuals are represented by nodes in a network, groups are termed modules,...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Profiling EEMBC MultiBench Programs Using Full-System Simulations

    In this paper, the authors present the profiling of EEMBC parallel benchmark programs that is designed for the evaluation and future development of scalable SMP architectures. Modern Multi-Processor System-on-Chip (MPSoC) includes tens of IP blocks, such as CPUs, memories, input/output devices, and HW accelerators,. Figure 1 shows an example of...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Strategies for Anticipating Risk in Heterogeneous System Design

    Heterogeneous design presents an opportunity to improve energy efficiency but raises a challenge in resource management. Prior design methodologies aim for performance and efficiency, yet a deployed system may miss these targets due to run-time effects, which the authors denote as risk. They propose design strategies that explicitly aim to...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Quest-V: A Virtualized Multikernel for High-Confidence Systems

    In this paper, the authors outline the design of 'Quest-V', which is implemented as a collection of separate kernels operating together as a distributed system on a chip. Quest-V uses virtualization techniques to isolate kernels and prevent local faults from affecting remote kernels. This leads to a high-confidence multikernel approach,...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    On the Integration of Real-time Asynchronous Event Handling Mechanisms with Existing Operating System Services

    In this paper, the authors present an asynchronous event handling mechanism for real-time applications that leverages existing system services in COTS systems. In their implementation, event dispatching is initiated within bottom-half interrupt handling routines, in order to support predictable, safe, and efficient event handling functionality at user-level. They compare their...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Mutable Protection Domains: Towards a Component-based System for Dependable and Predictable Computing

    The increasing complexity of software poses significant challenges for real-time and embedded systems beyond those based purely on timeliness. With embedded systems and applications running on everything from mobile phones, PDAs, to automobiles, aircraft and beyond, an emerging challenge is to ensure both the functional and timing correctness of complex...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    The Quest-V Separation Kernel for Mixed Criticality Systems

    Embedded systems are increasingly featuring multi and many-core processors, due in part to their power, performance and price benefits. These processors offer new opportunities for an increasingly significant class of mixed criticality systems. In mixed criticality systems, there is a combination of application and system components with different safety and...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    Optimizing Communication and Cooling Costs in HPC Data Centers via Intelligent Job Allocation

    Nearly half of the energy in the computing clusters today is consumed by the cooling infrastructure. It is possible to reduce the cooling cost by allowing the data center temperatures to rise; however, component reliability constraints impose thermal thresholds as failure rates are exponentially dependent on the processor temperatures. Existing...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Autonomous Resource Sharing for Multi-Threaded Workloads in Virtualized Servers

    Multi-threaded applications from many application domains have started to appear on the cloud resources. Multi-threaded applications bring additional challenges to the management of the cloud resources, due to characteristics such as inter/intra-thread communication. In tandem, as the energy spent on computing continues to increase, the ability to provide energy-performance tradeoffs...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Dynamic Server Power Capping for Enabling Data Center Participation in Power Markets

    Today's US power markets offer new opportunities for the energy consumers to reduce their energy costs by first promising an average consumption rate for the next hour and then by following a regulation signal broadcast by the Independent System Operators (ISOs), who need to match supply and demand in real...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Dynamic Cache Pooling for Improving Energy Efficiency in 3D Stacked Multicore Processors

    Resource pooling, where multiple architectural components are shared among multiple cores, is a promising technique for improving the system energy efficiency and reducing the total chip area. 3D stacked multicore processors enable efficient pooling of cache resources owing to the short interconnect latency between vertically stacked layers. This paper introduces...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    vCap: Adaptive Power Capping for Virtualized Servers

    Power capping on server nodes has become an essential feature in data centers for controlling energy costs and peak power consumption. More than half of the server nodes are virtualized in today's data centers; thus, providing a practical power capping technique for consolidated virtual environments is a significant research problem....

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  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    Navigating Heterogeneous Processors with Market Mechanisms

    As datacenters proliferate and access to them is democratized, increasingly diverse cloud applications will demand computation. To accommodate the rise in demand, traditional datacenter servers have relied on Moore's Law. This strategy is insufficient as Dennard scaling ends and constrains the power efficiency of processor servers. Instead of relying on...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Intra-Car Wireless Sensors Data Collection: A Multi-Hop Approach

    The authors experimentally investigate the benefits of multi-hop networking for intra-car data aggregation under the current state-of-the-art Collection Tree Protocol (CTP). They show how this protocol actively adjusts collection routes according to channel dynamics in various practical car environments, resulting in performance gains over single-hop aggregation. Throughout their experiments, they...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    Real-Time USB Communication in the Quest Operating System

    In this paper, the authors describe a real-time USB 2 subsystem for the quest operating system. Quest is designed for real-time embedded systems. Such systems need to interact with their environment using sensors and actuators. On many embedded platforms today there is support for basic serial, USB 2.0 and 100...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    CCM: Scalable, On-Demand Compute Capacity Management for Cloud Datacenters

    Multi-tenant cloud computing datacenters run diverse workloads with time varying resource demands. This continuously leads to areas of high and low resource utilization throughout the cloud infrastructure. The authors present CCM (Cloud Capacity Manager) - a prototype system, and, methods for dynamically multiplexing the compute capacity of cloud datacenters at...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    Probabilistic Indoor Tracking of Mobile Wireless Nodes Relative to Landmarks

    The profile-based approach is known to be advantageous when it comes to inferring positions of mobile wireless devices in complex indoor environments. The past decade has seen a significant body of work that explores different implementations of this approach, with varying degrees of success. Here, the authors cast the profile-based...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    Spatio-Temporal Network Anomaly Detection by Assessing Deviations of Empirical Measures

    The authors introduce an Internet traffic anomaly detection mechanism based on large deviations results for empirical measures. Using past traffic traces they characterize network traffic during various time-of-day intervals, assuming that it is anomaly-free. They present two different approaches to characterize traffic: a model-free approach based on the method of...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2012

    Verifying Search Results Over Web Collections

    Web searching accounts for one of the most frequently performed computations over the Internet as well as one of the most important applications of outsourced computing, producing results that critically affect users' decision-making behaviors. As such, verifying the integrity of Internet-based searches over vast amounts of web contents is essential....

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  • White Papers // Sep 2012

    A Two Phase Hybrid RSS/AoA Algorithm for Indoor Device Localization Using Visible Light

    A two phase hybrid algorithm for estimating the location of a mobile node, which has the capability of measuring signal strength, azimuth, and elevation, in a smart space environment over the visible light channel is proposed. In contrast to conventional triangulation approaches which are performed in a simplified plane, the...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2012

    Dynamic Pricing of Preemptive Service for Elastic Demand

    The authors consider a service provider that accommodates two classes of users: Primary Users (PUs) and Secondary Users (SUs). SU demand is elastic to price whereas PU demand is inelastic. When a PU arrives to the system and finds all channels busy, it preempts an SU unless there are no...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2012

    Scheduling Mobile Nodes for Cooperative Data Transport in Sensor Networks

    Message Ferrying has been shown to be an effective approach to support routing in sparse ad hoc or sensor networks. Considering a generic network model where each node in the network wishes to send data to some (or possibly all) other nodes with known (and possibly different) rates, the authors...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2012

    Optimal Admission Control in Two-Class Preemptive Loss Systems

    The authors study optimal admission control in a two-class preemptive loss system. A class-1 customer arrival aborts service of a class-2 customer if the system is full upon arrival. Each successfully serviced class-2 customer leads to a reward, whereas each aborted class-2 customer incurs a cost. Using dynamic programming, they...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2012

    Online Pricing of Secondary Spectrum Access With Unknown Demand Function

    The authors consider a wireless provider who caters to two classes of customers, namely Primary Users (PUs) and Secondary Users (SUs). PUs has long term contracts while SUs are admitted and priced according to current availability of excess spectrum. The average rate at which SUs attempt to access the spectrum...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2012

    Competition in Secondary Spectrum Markets: Price War or Market Sharing?

    Recent initiatives allow cellular providers to offer spot service of their licensed spectrum, paving the way to dynamic secondary spectrum markets. This paper characterizes market outcomes when multiple providers are drawn into competition for secondary demand. The authors study a game-theoretic model in which each provider aims to enhance its...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2012

    Prioritized Data Synchronization for Disruption Tolerant Networks

    The authors consider the problem of synchronizing prioritized data on two distinct hosts in Disruption-Tolerant Networks (DTNs). To this effect, they propose and analyze a new interactive protocol for priority-oriented synchronization, called P-CPI that is especially efficient in terms of bandwidth usage. This middleware protocol has features that are particularly...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Profit-Robust Policies for Dynamic Sharing of Radio Spectrum

    The authors investigate profitability from secondary spectrum provision under unknown relationships between price charged for spectrum use and demand drawn at the given price. They show that profitability is governed by the applied admission policy and the price charged to secondary users. They explicitly identify a critical price (market entry...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Jamming-Resistant Rate Control in Wi-Fi Networks

    Recent experimental studies reveal that several well-known and widely deployed Rate Adaptation Algorithms (RAAs) in 802.11 WLANs are vulnerable to selective jamming attacks. However, previous work resorts to complex jamming strategies that are hard to implement and does not provide applicable solutions to this problem. In this paper, the authors...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Economic Viability of Private Commons: Framework and Guidelines for Profitability

    Ongoing regulatory reforms have led to several novel spectrum sharing models under the general umbrella of dynamic spectrum sharing. The private commons model introduced by FCC in 2004 allows spectrum licensees to provide secondary access to spectrum on an opportunistic basis while retaining ownership. Since wireless communication systems are typically...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    Posit: A Lightweight Approach for IP Geolocation

    Location-specific Internet services are predicated on the ability to identify the geographic position of IP hosts accurately. Fundamental to current state-of-the-art geolocation techniques is reliance on heavyweight traceroute-like probes that put a significant traffic load on networks. In this paper, the authors introduce a new lightweight approach to IP geolocation...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    Adaptive Energy-Efficient Resource Sharing for Multi-threaded Workloads in Virtualized Systems

    Computational demand on today's data centers is continuously increasing, as computing trends are shifting towards the cloud. The corresponding increases in energy consumption and management complexity remain as major challenges for data centers. Server virtualization provides opportunities to improve energy efficiency by reducing the number of physical servers through workload...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    Time Management in the Quest-V RTOS

    Quest-V is a new system currently under development for multicore processors. It comprises a collection of separate kernels operating together as a distributed system on a chip. Each kernel is isolated from others using virtualization techniques, so that faults do not propagate throughout the entire system. This multikernel design supports...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    Optimal Admission Control of Secondary Users in Preemptive Cognitive Radio Networks

    The authors study optimal admission control of Secondary Users (SUs) in Cognitive Radio (CR) networks in presence of preemption. In this model, when a Primary User (PU) arrives to the system and finds all the channels busy, it preempts an SU unless all the users in the system are PUs....

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  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    Universally Composable Security With Local Adversaries

    The traditional approach to formalizing ideal-model based definitions of security for multi-party protocols model adversaries (both real and ideal) as centralized entities that control all parties that deviate from the protocol. While this centralized-adversary modeling suffices for capturing basic security properties such as secrecy of local inputs and correctness of...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    On Delay-Minimized Data Harvesting With Mobile Elements in Wireless Sensor Networks

    The authors consider the problem of routing and scheduling a set of mobile elements that act as mechanical carriers of data, harvesting them from sensor nodes and delivering them to a sink. The objective is to minimize the data delivery latency. Most of the existing work has focused on designing...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Connected Identifying Codes

    The authors consider the problem of generating a connected identifying code for an arbitrary graph. After a brief motivation, they show that the decision problem regarding the existence of such a code is NP-complete, and they propose a novel polynomial-time approximation ConnectID that transforms any identifying code into a connected...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Performance and Power Analysis of RCCE Message Passing on the Intel Single-Chip Cloud Computer

    The number of cores integrated on a single chip increases with each generation of computers. Traditionally, a single Operating System (OS) manages all the cores and resource allocation on a multi-core chip. Intel's Single-chip Cloud Computer (SCC), a manycore processor built for research use with 48 cores, is an implementation...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2012

    Reliable Rateless Wireless Broadcasting With Near-Zero Feedback

    The authors examine the problem of minimizing feedback in reliable wireless broadcasting, by pairing rateless coding with extreme value theory. Their key observation is that, in a broadcast environment, this problem resolves into estimating the maximum number of packets dropped among many receivers rather than for each individual receiver. With...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2012

    Scheduling Algorithms and Bounds for Rateless Data Dissemination in Dense Wireless Networks

    Many applications in wireless cellular networks rely on the ability of the network to reliably and efficiently disseminate data to a large client audience. The stochastic nature of packet loss across receivers and channel interference constraints between cells complicate this task, however. In this paper, the authors analyze the problem...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2012

    Dynamic Pricing of Preemptive Service for Elastic Demand

    The authors consider a service provider that accommodates two classes of users: Primary Users (PUs) and Secondary Users (SUs). SU demand is elastic to price whereas PU demand is inelastic. When a PU arrives to the system and finds all channels busy, it preempts an SU unless there are no...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Jamming-Resistant Rate Control in Wi-Fi Networks

    Recent experimental studies reveal that several well-known and widely deployed Rate Adaptation Algorithms (RAAs) in 802.11 WLANs are vulnerable to selective jamming attacks. However, previous work resorts to complex jamming strategies that are hard to implement and does not provide applicable solutions to this problem. In this paper, the authors...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2012

    Prioritized Data Synchronization for Disruption Tolerant Networks

    The authors consider the problem of synchronizing prioritized data on two distinct hosts in Disruption-Tolerant Networks (DTNs). To this effect, they propose and analyze a new interactive protocol for priority-oriented synchronization, called P-CPI that is especially efficient in terms of bandwidth usage. This middleware protocol has features that are particularly...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2012

    Competition in Secondary Spectrum Markets: Price War or Market Sharing?

    Recent initiatives allow cellular providers to offer spot service of their licensed spectrum, paving the way to dynamic secondary spectrum markets. This paper characterizes market outcomes when multiple providers are drawn into competition for secondary demand. The authors study a game-theoretic model in which each provider aims to enhance its...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    Optimal Admission Control of Secondary Users in Preemptive Cognitive Radio Networks

    The authors study optimal admission control of Secondary Users (SUs) in Cognitive Radio (CR) networks in presence of preemption. In this model, when a Primary User (PU) arrives to the system and finds all the channels busy, it preempts an SU unless all the users in the system are PUs....

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  • White Papers // Feb 2012

    Scheduling Algorithms and Bounds for Rateless Data Dissemination in Dense Wireless Networks

    Many applications in wireless cellular networks rely on the ability of the network to reliably and efficiently disseminate data to a large client audience. The stochastic nature of packet loss across receivers and channel interference constraints between cells complicate this task, however. In this paper, the authors analyze the problem...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Distributed Advance Network Reservation With Delay Guarantees

    New architectures have recently been proposed and deployed to support end-to-end advance reservation of network resources. These architectures rely on the use a centralized scheduler, which may be unpractical in large or administratively heterogeneous networks. In this paper, the authors explore and demonstrate the feasibility of implementing distributed solutions for...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Rateless Coding With Feedback

    The erasure resilience of rateless codes, such as Luby-Transform (LT) codes, makes them particularly suitable to a wide variety of loss-prone wireless and sensor network applications, ranging from digital video broadcast to software updates. Yet, traditional rateless codes usually make no use of a feedback communication channel, a feature available...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Path Switching and Grading Algorithms for Advance Channel Reservation Architectures

    As a result of perceived limitations of TCP/IP in supporting high throughput applications, significant efforts have recently been devoted to develop alternative architectures based on the concept of advance channel reservation. In this paper, the authors develop a polynomial-time algorithmic framework, called Graded Channel Reservation (GCR), to support the implementation...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    Extreme Value FEC for Reliable Broadcasting in Wireless Networks

    The advent of practical rateless codes enables implementation of highly efficient packet-level Forward Error Correction (FEC) strategies for reliable data broadcasting in loss-prone wireless networks, such as sensor networks. Yet, the critical question of accurately quantifying the proper amount of redundancy has remained largely unsolved. In this paper, the authors...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    Efficient Network Tomography for Internet Topology Discovery

    Accurate and timely identification of the router-level topology of the Internet is one of the major unresolved problems in Internet research. Topology recovery via tomographic inference is potentially an attractive complement to standard methods that use TTL-limited probes. Unfortunately, limitations of prior tomographic techniques make timely resolution of large-scale topologies...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    Posit: A Lightweight Approach for IP Geolocation

    Location-specific Internet services are predicated on the ability to identify the geographic position of IP hosts accurately. Fundamental to current state-of-the-art geolocation techniques is reliance on heavyweight traceroute-like probes that put a significant traffic load on networks. In this paper, the authors introduce a new lightweight approach to IP geolocation...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2011

    Energy Optimized Topologies for Distributed Averaging in Wireless Sensor Networks

    The authors study the energy efficient implementation of averaging/consensus algorithms in wireless sensor networks. For static, time-invariant topologies they start from the recent result that a bidirectional spanning tree is preferable in terms of convergence time. They formulate the combinatorial optimization problem of selecting such a minimal energy tree as...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Optimized Scheduled Multiple Access Control for Wireless Sensor Networks

    The authors consider wireless sensor networks with multiple sensor modalities that capture data to be transported over multiple frequency channels to potentially multiple gateways. They study a general problem of maximizing a utility function of achievable transmission rates between communicating nodes. Decisions involve routing, transmission scheduling, power control, and channel...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    A Least Squares Temporal Difference Actor-Critic Algorithm With Applications to Warehouse Management

    This paper develops a new approximate dynamic programming algorithm for Markov decision problems and applies it to a vehicle dispatching problem arising in warehouse management. The algorithm is of the actor-critic type and uses a least squares temporal difference learning method. It operates on a sample-path of the system and...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2011

    Position and Movement Detection of Wireless Sensor Network Devices Relative to a Landmark Graph

    The authors present a novel probabilistic framework for reliable indoor positioning of mobile sensor network devices. Compared to existing approaches, ours adopts complex computations in exchange for high localization accuracy while needing low hardware investment and moderate set-up cost. To that end, they use full distributional information on signal measurements...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    A Distributed Actor-Critic Algorithm and Applications to Mobile Sensor Network Coordination Problems

    The authors introduce and establish the convergence of a distributed actor-critic method that orchestrates the coordination of multiple agents solving a general class of a Markov decision problem. The method leverages the centralized single-agent actor-critic algorithm of and uses a consensus-like algorithm for updating agents' policy parameters. As an application...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    Spatio-Temporal Network Anomaly Detection by Assessing Deviations of Empirical Measures

    The authors introduce an Internet traffic anomaly detection mechanism based on large deviations results for empirical measures. Using past traffic traces they characterize network traffic during various time-of-day intervals, assuming that it is anomaly-free. They present two different approaches to characterize traffic: a model-free approach based on the method of...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2012

    Scheduling Mobile Nodes for Cooperative Data Transport in Sensor Networks

    Message Ferrying has been shown to be an effective approach to support routing in sparse ad hoc or sensor networks. Considering a generic network model where each node in the network wishes to send data to some (or possibly all) other nodes with known (and possibly different) rates, the authors...

    Provided By Boston University

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    Probabilistic Indoor Tracking of Mobile Wireless Nodes Relative to Landmarks

    The profile-based approach is known to be advantageous when it comes to inferring positions of mobile wireless devices in complex indoor environments. The past decade has seen a significant body of work that explores different implementations of this approach, with varying degrees of success. Here, the authors cast the profile-based...

    Provided By Boston University

  • White Papers // Apr 2012

    On Delay-Minimized Data Harvesting With Mobile Elements in Wireless Sensor Networks

    The authors consider the problem of routing and scheduling a set of mobile elements that act as mechanical carriers of data, harvesting them from sensor nodes and delivering them to a sink. The objective is to minimize the data delivery latency. Most of the existing work has focused on designing...

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  • White Papers // May 2011

    Mining a Web Security Portal - A Case Study

    Vast amount of information is available on the web which could help an instructor when teaching an information technology course. Various online publishers provide this knowledge in the form of RSS feeds which could be subscribed by individual users through various RSS aggregators. In this paper, the authors present on...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Angels In the Cloud: A Peer-Assisted Bulk-Synchronous Content Distribution Service

    Leveraging client upload capacity through peer-assisted content distribution was shown to decrease the load on content providers, while also improving average distribution times. These benefits, however, are limited by the disparity between client upload and download speeds, especially in scenarios requiring a Minimum Distribution Time (MDT) of a fresh piece...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Intra-Car Wireless Sensors Data Collection: A Multi-Hop Approach

    The authors experimentally investigate the benefits of multi-hop networking for intra-car data aggregation under the current state-of-the-art Collection Tree Protocol (CTP). They show how this protocol actively adjusts collection routes according to channel dynamics in various practical car environments, resulting in performance gains over single-hop aggregation. Throughout their experiments, they...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Colocation as a Service Strategic and Operational Services for Cloud Colocation

    By co-locating with other tenants of an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering, IaaS users could reap significant cost savings by judiciously sharing their use of the fixed-size instances offered by IaaS providers. This paper presents the blueprints of a Co-location as a Service (CaaS) framework. CaaS strategic services identify...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Protecting Circuits from Leakage: the Computationally-Bounded and Noisy Cases

    Physical computational devices leak side-channel information that may, and often does, reveal secret internal states. The authors present a general transformation that compiles any circuit into a new, functionally equivalent circuit which is resilient against well-defined classes of leakage. Their construction requires a small, stateless and computation-independent leak-proof component that...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    CCM: Scalable, On-Demand Compute Capacity Management for Cloud Datacenters

    Multi-tenant cloud computing datacenters run diverse workloads with time varying resource demands. This continuously leads to areas of high and low resource utilization throughout the cloud infrastructure. The authors present CCM (Cloud Capacity Manager) - a prototype system, and, methods for dynamically multiplexing the compute capacity of cloud datacenters at...

    Provided By Boston University

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Strategies for Anticipating Risk in Heterogeneous System Design

    Heterogeneous design presents an opportunity to improve energy efficiency but raises a challenge in resource management. Prior design methodologies aim for performance and efficiency, yet a deployed system may miss these targets due to run-time effects, which the authors denote as risk. They propose design strategies that explicitly aim to...

    Provided By Boston University

  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    Navigating Heterogeneous Processors with Market Mechanisms

    As datacenters proliferate and access to them is democratized, increasingly diverse cloud applications will demand computation. To accommodate the rise in demand, traditional datacenter servers have relied on Moore's Law. This strategy is insufficient as Dennard scaling ends and constrains the power efficiency of processor servers. Instead of relying on...

    Provided By Boston University

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Learning Modular Structures from Network Data and Node Variables

    A standard technique for understanding underlying dependency structures among a set of variables posits a shared conditional probability distribution for the variables measured on individuals within a group. This approach is often referred to as module networks, where individuals are represented by nodes in a network, groups are termed modules,...

    Provided By Boston University

  • White Papers // Jul 2006

    Authenticated Index Structures for Aggregation Queries in Outsourced Databases

    In an outsourced database system the data owner publishes information through a number of remote, untrusted servers with the goal of enabling clients to access and query the data more efficiently. As clients cannot trust servers, query authentication is an essential component in any outsourced database system. Clients should be...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    Performance and Power Analysis of RCCE Message Passing on the Intel Single-Chip Cloud Computer

    The number of cores integrated on a single chip increases with each generation of computers. Traditionally, a single Operating System (OS) manages all the cores and resource allocation on a multi-core chip. Intel's Single-chip Cloud Computer (SCC), a manycore processor built for research use with 48 cores, is an implementation...

    Provided By Boston University

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Profiling EEMBC MultiBench Programs Using Full-System Simulations

    In this paper, the authors present the profiling of EEMBC parallel benchmark programs that is designed for the evaluation and future development of scalable SMP architectures. Modern Multi-Processor System-on-Chip (MPSoC) includes tens of IP blocks, such as CPUs, memories, input/output devices, and HW accelerators,. Figure 1 shows an example of...

    Provided By Boston University

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Reliable MLC NAND Flash Memories Based on Nonlinear T-Error-Correcting Codes

    The semiconductor industry witnesses an explosive growth of the NAND flash memory market in the past several years. Due to its high data transfer rate, low power consumption, big storage density and long mechanical durability, the NAND flash memories are widely used as storage media for devices such as portable...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Autonomous Resource Sharing for Multi-Threaded Workloads in Virtualized Servers

    Multi-threaded applications from many application domains have started to appear on the cloud resources. Multi-threaded applications bring additional challenges to the management of the cloud resources, due to characteristics such as inter/intra-thread communication. In tandem, as the energy spent on computing continues to increase, the ability to provide energy-performance tradeoffs...

    Provided By Boston University

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Dynamic Server Power Capping for Enabling Data Center Participation in Power Markets

    Today's US power markets offer new opportunities for the energy consumers to reduce their energy costs by first promising an average consumption rate for the next hour and then by following a regulation signal broadcast by the Independent System Operators (ISOs), who need to match supply and demand in real...

    Provided By Boston University

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Dynamic Cache Pooling for Improving Energy Efficiency in 3D Stacked Multicore Processors

    Resource pooling, where multiple architectural components are shared among multiple cores, is a promising technique for improving the system energy efficiency and reducing the total chip area. 3D stacked multicore processors enable efficient pooling of cache resources owing to the short interconnect latency between vertically stacked layers. This paper introduces...

    Provided By Boston University

  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    vCap: Adaptive Power Capping for Virtualized Servers

    Power capping on server nodes has become an essential feature in data centers for controlling energy costs and peak power consumption. More than half of the server nodes are virtualized in today's data centers; thus, providing a practical power capping technique for consolidated virtual environments is a significant research problem....

    Provided By Boston University

  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    Optimizing Communication and Cooling Costs in HPC Data Centers via Intelligent Job Allocation

    Nearly half of the energy in the computing clusters today is consumed by the cooling infrastructure. It is possible to reduce the cooling cost by allowing the data center temperatures to rise; however, component reliability constraints impose thermal thresholds as failure rates are exponentially dependent on the processor temperatures. Existing...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    On Fair Sharing of Spectrum Via CSMA

    The authors contrast CSMA and TDMA schemes for medium access in spatially dispersed wireless networks under the primary interference model. CSMA is based on random access via dynamically tuned parameters, whereas TDMA involves periodic bursts that are offset in time so as to avoid packet collisions. They study TDMA in...

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