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—In this paper, we present the methodologies used in existing literature for Virtual Machine (VM) placement, load balancing and server consolidation in a data center environment. While the methodologies may seem fine on the surface, certain drawbacks and anomalies can be uncovered when they are analyzed deeper. We point out those anomalies and drawbacks in(More)
IEEE 802.11 based wireless LANs (WLAN) are ubiquitous nowadays. Running real time voice and video applications over LANs is becoming common place. These applications require QoS in terms of delay, throughput etc. But 802.11 does not have inherent QoS support. Since 802.11 has a large installation base providing QoS in 802.11 WLANs is an important issue. In(More)
Assuming that Secondary Users (SU) have channel occupancy data (channel idle and busy durations) of Primary Users (PU), this paper presents a methodology to fit primary channel occupancy data to a distribution. Then we show how SUs can opportunistically transmit in the white spaces based on residual white space distribution while keeping probability of(More)
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is slated to become a standard for tagging various products. As more and more products become RFID enabled, fast tag identification mechanisms will become important. Various tag identification (or anti-collision) algorithms have been proposed for RFID systems. This work focuses on methods to improve tag read efficiency(More)
— This paper presents RTMAC, a realtime MAC protocol for wireless sensor network that can provide delay guarantee. RTMAC is based on TDMA protocol, but it is carefully designed to overcome the high latency of traditional TDMA protocols. It also conserves energy when a node may not be transmitting or receiving packets. We discuss the details of time slot(More)
Running real time applications over wireless LANs is becoming common place. These applications require QoS. But the most widely used wireless LAN, IEEE 802.11, does not have QoS support. Hence, providing QoS in 802.11 WLANs is an important issue due to its large installation base. In this paper, we propose a priority based service differentiation mechanism(More)
— Cognitive radio based dynamic spectrum access network is emerging as a technology to address spectrum scarcity. In this study, we assume that the channel is licensed to some primary (licensed) operator. We consider a sensor network with cognitive radio capability that acts as a secondary (unlicensed) network and uses the channel in underlay mode. The(More)
Scheduling and Call Admission Control (CAC) in IEEE 802.16 system play a vital role in the performance of the system. The 802.16 standard does not specify any scheduling architecture or CAC. Many proposals assume a bandwidth based CAC which only provides bandwidth guarantee, but cannot fulfill delay and jitter requirements. In this paper, we propose a CAC(More)