Benjamin Atkin

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A content-addressable storage (CAS) system is a valuable tool for building storage solutions, providing efficiency by automatically detecting and eliminating duplicate blocks; it can also be capable of high throughput, at least for streaming access. However, the absence of a standardized API is a barrier to the use of CAS for existing applications.(More)
In this paper, we describe PortOS, an educational operating system designed to complement undergraduate and graduate level classes on operating systems. PortOS is a complete user-level operating system project, with phases covering concurrency, synchronization, networking and file systems. It focuses particularly on ad hoc and peer-to-peer distributed(More)
Applications on mobile computers must adapt to high variability in wireless network performance. Extending the semantics of transport protocols to offer more control over communication to the user allows applications to adapt their behavior to bandwidth variability. We examine adding bandwidth notifications, priorities and timeliness guarantees to a network(More)
Wireless networks present unusual challenges for mobile file system clients, since they are characterised by unpredictable connectivity and widely-varying bandwidth. The traditional approach to adapting network communication to these conditions is to write back file updates asynchronously when bandwidth is low. Unfortunately, this can lead to(More)
My research interests lie in large-scale distributed systems and mobile computing, particularly with respect to data consistency and caching. I am also interested in operating systems design and networking. The style of research I follow is very much that of building systems: in my work so far my approach has been to implement software exploring issues in(More)
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