Jeffrey S. Chase

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Internet hosting centers serve multiple service sites from a common hardware base. This paper presents the design and implementation of an architecture for resource management in a hosting center operating system, with an emphasis on energy as a driving resource management issue for large server clusters. The goals are to provision server resources for(More)
This paper presents ModelNet, a scalable Internet emulation environment that enables researchers to deploy unmodified software prototypes in a configurable Internet-like environment and subject them to faults and varying network conditions. Edge nodes running user-specified OS and application software are configured to route their packets through a set of(More)
Trends towards consolidation and higher-density computing configurations make the problem of heat management one of the critical challenges in emerging data centers. Conventional approaches to addressing this problem have focused at the facilities level to develop new cooling technologies or optimize the delivery of cooling. In contrast to these approaches,(More)
This paper presents <sc>Sharp</sc>, a framework for secure distributed resource management in an Internet-scale computing infrastructure. The cornerstone of <sc>Sharp</sc> is a construct to represent cryptographically protected resource &lt;it&gt;claims&lt;/it&gt;---promises or rights to control resources for designated time intervals---together with secure(More)
This paper studies the use of statistical induction techniques as a basis for automated performance diagnosis and performance management. The goal of the work is to develop and evaluate tools for offline and online analysis of system metrics gathered from instrumentation in Internet server platforms. We use a promising class of probabilistic models(More)
1389-1286/$ see front matter 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjp.2013.12.037 q GENI is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are the authors’ and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. ⇑(More)
This paper develops and evaluates new share-based scheduling algorithms for differentiated service quality in network services, such as network storage servers. This form of resource control makes it possible to share a server among multiple request flows with probabilistic assurance that each flow receives a specified minimum share of a server's capacity(More)
We investigate the question of scheduling tasks according to a user-centric value metric-called yield or utility. User value is an attractive basis for allocating shared computing resources, and is fundamental to economic approaches to resource management in linked clusters or grids. Even so, commonly used batch schedulers do not yet support value-based(More)
This paper describes a programming system called <italic>Amber</italic> that permits a single application program to use a homogeneous network of computers in a uniform way, making the network appear to the application as an integrated multiprocessor. Amber is specifically designed for high performance in the case where each node in the network is a(More)