Learn More
A novel memory subsystem called Memory Expansion Technology (MXT) has been built for fast hardware compression of main-memory content. This allows a memory expansion to present a " real " memory larger than the physically available memory. This paper provides an overview of the memory-compression architecture, its OS support under Linux and Windows ® , and(More)
Several state-of-the-art technologies are leveraged to establish an architecture for a low-cost and high performance memory controller and memory system that more than doubles the effective size of the installed main memory without significant added cost. This unique architecture is the first of its kind to employ real-time main memory content compression(More)
Virtualization has rapidly gained popularity affecting multiple levels of computing stack. Since it decouples resources from their users it provides greater flexibility in terms of resource allocation but also brings new challenges for optimal design, provisioning and runtime management of systems. Cloud computing is a paradigm of computing that offers(More)
As the cloud services journey through their life-cycle towards commodities, cloud service providers have to carefully choose the metering and rating tools and scale their infrastructure to effectively process the collected metering data. In this paper, we focus on the metering and rating aspects of the revenue management and their adaptability to business(More)
An innovative and sensitive plasma probe suitable for the supervision and control of low-temperature plasma sterilization processes is presented in this contribution. For heat or chemical sensitive materials, plasmas are an indispensable tool regarding the sterilization of surgery instruments, for example. The presented Multipole Resonance Probe (MRP)(More)
As the cloud services journey through their lifecycle towards becoming commodities, the demand is increasing for "pay-per-use" pricing model. In this model, users are charged for the amount of resources, e.g., Volume of transactions, CPU usage, etc., being consumed during a given time period. Software as a Service (SaaS) providers charging their customers(More)
This paper presents a novel industry compatible plasma probe for monitoring systems in dielectric deposition processes. The probe is based on the so called active plasma resonance spectroscopy and allows an extensive evaluation of different important plasma parameters, needed for the supervision and control of the plasma deposition process. Due to its(More)
A Monte Carlo–probability density function (pdf) method based on a Lagrangian particle technique to calculate the transported pdf of the thermochemical (scalar) properties has been implemented in the finite volume code KIVA-3 to model three-dimensional premixed transient combustion in a two-stroke engine. The main advantage of the pdf method is that(More)