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In recent years, there has been a rapid and wide spread of non-traditional computing platforms, especially mobile and portable computing devices. As applications become increasingly sophisticated and processing power increases, the most serious limitation on these devices is the available battery life. Dynamic Voltage Scaling (DVS) has been a key technique(More)
Sensing/monitoring of spectrum-availability has been identified as a key requirement for dynamic spectrum allocation in cognitive radio networks (CRNs). An important issue associated with MAC-layer sensing in CRNs is how often to sense the availability of licensed channels and in which order to sense those channels. To resolve this issue, we address (1) how(More)
Link adaptation to dynamically select the data transmission rate at a given time has been recognized as an effective way to improve the goodput performance of the IEEE 802.11 wireless local-area networks (WLANs). Recently, with the introduction of the new high-speed 802.11a physical layer (PHY), it is even more important to have a well-designed link(More)
Virtualized data centers enable sharing of resources among hosted applications. However, it is difficult to satisfy service-level objectives(SLOs) of applications on shared infrastructure, as application workloads and resource consumption patterns change over time. In this paper, we present AutoControl, a resource control system that automatically adapts to(More)
In order to stem the increasing packet loss rates caused by an exponential increase in network traffic, the <sc>ietf</sc> has been considering the deployment of active queue management techniques such as <sc>Red</sc> [14]. While active queue management can potentially reduce packet loss rates in the Internet, we show that current techniques are ineffective(More)
The Internet is undergoing substantial changes from a communication and browsing infrastructure to a medium for conducting business and marketing a myriad of services. The World Wide Web provides a uniform and widely-accepted application interface used by these services to reach multitudes of clients. These changes place the web server at the center of a(More)
In order to stem the increasing packet loss rates caused by an exponential increase in network traffic, the IETF is considering the deployment of active queue management techniques such as RED [13]. While active queue management can potentially reduce packet loss rates in the Internet, this paper shows that current techniques are ineffective in preventing(More)
Most real-time computer-controlled systems are built in two separate steps, each in isolation: controller design and its digital implementation. Computational tasks that realize the control algorithms are usually scheduled by treating their execution times and periods as unchangeable parameters. Task scheduling therefore depends only on the limited(More)