I. Alonso Peña

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Replication of information among multiple servers is mandatory to support high request volume and to prevent flash-crowds. Content Distribution Networks (CDN) are overlay networks aiming at reducing response time experienced by users through locating multiple servers in the edge of the network. There are currently several CDN solutions offered by different(More)
2012 iii To my family, teachers, friends, and colleagues: Thanks for shaping me into who I am today. iv This page is intentionally left blank. and the rest of EPP and CMU-Portugal administrative staff have given me. Without great friends and colleagues, being thousands of kilometres away from my home country would be much more difficult. My deepest(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o JEL classification: D2 Q2 H2 R3 Keywords: Feed-in tariffs Wind energy Wind policy Portuguese energy policy Discussions on the appropriate policy design and level of incentive to promote renewable energy adoption and meet the 20/20/20 goals have spurred recently in the European Union. These discussions are also ongoing in Portugal,(More)
INTRODUCTION There are now more than 50,000 hospitalists working in the United States. Limited empiric research has been performed to characterize clinical excellence in hospital medicine. We conducted a qualitative study to discover elements judged to be most pertinent to excellence in clinical care delivered by hospitalists. METHODS The chiefs of(More)
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