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  • White Papers // May 2011

    Crisis Management and Mobile Devices: Extending the Usage of Sensor Networks Within an Integrated System Framework

    Crisis response relies on information dissemination and decisions made from real-time data. Sensor networks, especially in an environmental context, are a source of real-time data and used in both military and industrial applications for information gathering. However, sensor data usage for more pervasive system applications, especially mobile applications outside the...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Sustainable Growth In South Africa

    This paper considers a range of evidence surrounding prospects of sustainable growth in South Africa. While the economic performance of South Africa during the course of the last three decades of the twentieth century was the cause of considerable concern, more recent evidence has been the source of more optimistic...

    Provided By Penn State University

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Using Bayesian Networks for Cyber Security Analysis

    Capturing the uncertain aspects in cyber security is important for security analysis in enterprise networks. However, there has been insufficient effort in studying what modeling approaches correctly capture such uncertainty, and how to construct the models to make them useful in practice. This paper present the work on justifying uncertainty...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Improving I/O Performance Using Soft-QoS Based Dynamic Storage Cache Partitioning

    Resources are often shared to improve resource utilization and reduce costs. However, not all resources exhibit good performance when shared amongst multiple applications. The paper presented here focuses on effectively managing a shared storage cache. In order to provide differentiated services to applications exercising a storage cache, the authors propose...

    Provided By Penn State University

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Financial Firm Bankruptcy And Systemic Risk

    Financial firm distress often leads to regulatory intervention, along the lines of "Too big to fail" (TBTF) policies. Despite the moral hazard implications of such actions, regulators often fear that the collapse of a financial firm will lead to negative spillovers into the real side of the economy. The mechanism...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Quantized AVF: A Means of Capturing Vulnerability Variations Over Small Windows of Time

    Architectural Vulnerability Factor (AVF) is the probability that a transient fault in a bit, gate, or transistor becomes a user-visible error. AVFs vary widely across time, applications, and bits. Usually AVFs averaged over time and across applications are used to compute the overall soft error rate of a processor. Average...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    The Role Of Heterogeneity In Asset Pricing: The Effect Of Clustering Approach

    The authors use novel clustering approach and local Taylor series approximations of the stochastic discount factor to examine the role of heterogeneity in asset pricing. They present evidence that the equity premium is consistent with a stochastic discount factor calculated as the weighted average of the clusters' intertemporal marginal rates...

    Provided By Penn State University

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Using Bayesian Networks for Cyber Security Analysis

    Capturing the uncertain aspects in cyber security is important for security analysis in enterprise networks. However, there has been insufficient effort in studying what modeling approaches correctly capture such uncertainty, and how to construct the models to make them useful in practice. This paper present the work on justifying uncertainty...

    Provided By Penn State University

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Financial Firm Bankruptcy And Systemic Risk

    Financial firm distress often leads to regulatory intervention, along the lines of "Too big to fail" (TBTF) policies. Despite the moral hazard implications of such actions, regulators often fear that the collapse of a financial firm will lead to negative spillovers into the real side of the economy. The mechanism...

    Provided By Penn State University

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Quantized AVF: A Means of Capturing Vulnerability Variations Over Small Windows of Time

    Architectural Vulnerability Factor (AVF) is the probability that a transient fault in a bit, gate, or transistor becomes a user-visible error. AVFs vary widely across time, applications, and bits. Usually AVFs averaged over time and across applications are used to compute the overall soft error rate of a processor. Average...

    Provided By Penn State University

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Sustainable Growth In South Africa

    This paper considers a range of evidence surrounding prospects of sustainable growth in South Africa. While the economic performance of South Africa during the course of the last three decades of the twentieth century was the cause of considerable concern, more recent evidence has been the source of more optimistic...

    Provided By Penn State University

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Improving I/O Performance Using Soft-QoS Based Dynamic Storage Cache Partitioning

    Resources are often shared to improve resource utilization and reduce costs. However, not all resources exhibit good performance when shared amongst multiple applications. The paper presented here focuses on effectively managing a shared storage cache. In order to provide differentiated services to applications exercising a storage cache, the authors propose...

    Provided By Penn State University

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    The Role Of Heterogeneity In Asset Pricing: The Effect Of Clustering Approach

    The authors use novel clustering approach and local Taylor series approximations of the stochastic discount factor to examine the role of heterogeneity in asset pricing. They present evidence that the equity premium is consistent with a stochastic discount factor calculated as the weighted average of the clusters' intertemporal marginal rates...

    Provided By Penn State University

  • White Papers // May 2011

    Crisis Management and Mobile Devices: Extending the Usage of Sensor Networks Within an Integrated System Framework

    Crisis response relies on information dissemination and decisions made from real-time data. Sensor networks, especially in an environmental context, are a source of real-time data and used in both military and industrial applications for information gathering. However, sensor data usage for more pervasive system applications, especially mobile applications outside the...

    Provided By Penn State University