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One of the most important problems studied in any sensor network is data fusion. Client/server paradigm has been a commonly used computing model in traditional distributed sensor networks (DSNs). However, the deployment of wireless sensor networks (WSNs) and its ad hoc nature have brought new challenges to the fusion task. For example, the advances in(More)
— This paper presents a intrusion tolerant architecture for distributed services, especially COTS servers. It is motivated by two observations: First, no security precautions can guarantee that a system will not be penetrated; Second, mission critical applications need to provide minimal level of services even under active attacks or partially compromised.(More)
Intrusion detection and response research has so far mostly concentrated on known and well-defined attacks. We believe that this narrow focus of attacks accounts for both the successes and limitation of commercial intrusion detection systems (IDS). Intrusion tolerance, on the other hand, is inherently tied to functions and services that require protection.(More)
—Solid-State Drives (SSDs) offer significant performance improvements over hard disk drives (HDD) on a number of workloads. The frequency of garbage collection (GC) activity is directly correlated with the pattern, frequency, and volume of write requests, and scheduling of GC is controlled by logic internal to the SSD. SSDs can exhibit significant(More)
—NAND flash memory is a preferred storage media for various platforms ranging from embedded systems to enterprise-scale systems. Flash devices do not have any mechanical moving parts and provide low-latency access. They also require less power compared to rotating media. Unlike hard disks, flash devices use out-of-update operations and they require a(More)
The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) has deployed multiple large-scale parallel file systems (PFS) to support its operations. During this process, OLCF acquired significant expertise in large-scale storage system design, file system software development, technology evaluation, benchmarking, procurement, deployment, and operational practices.(More)
The effect of chronic l-tetrahydropalmatine (l-THP) administration on the level of leucine enkephalin (Leu-Enk) in rat corpus striatum was studied. After l-THP sc injection once daily for 2 wk, the striatal Leu-Enk level was elevated dose-dependently. However, a single injection of l-THP failed to change the Leu-Enk level. When rats received sc Sch-23390, a(More)