Kashif Munir

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We consider sustainable and deterministic QoS a key ingredient for providing virtualization and hence introduce an end-to-end Quality of Service mechanism for Grid bulk data transfers. Our mechanism enables per-flow guarantees and efficiently utilizes available resources without requiring any router support except for the provisioning of a single high class(More)
Epidemiological studies demonstrate robust correlations between green tea consumption and reduced risk of type 2 diabetes and its cardiovascular complications. However, underlying molecular, cellular, and physiological mechanisms remain incompletely understood. Health promoting actions of green tea are often attributed to epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG),(More)
Advance Reservation mechanisms in Grid systems should include the network just like any other resource; this is usually not only a technical, but also an administrative challenge. In this paper, we present a QoS mechanism for bulk data transfers which minimizes the necessary support from network service providers. By shifting the complexity of controlling(More)
This paper proposes an opportunistic, reliable and realistic QoS mechanism for bulk data transfers in Grids, which maximizes acceptance rate and network resource utilization by using an event based priority queue. The metrics that have been studied in the evaluation of elastic scheduling heuristics are the acceptance percentage and the mean flow time of(More)
Bulk data transfers in Grids require end-to-end performance guarantees as well as a reliable and efficient transfer mechanism. The specific traffic requirements and environment conditions need to be taken into account as the focus of resource utilization is shifting from power to network resources in data Grids. This article investigates network resource(More)
—Grid applications need to move large amounts of data between distributed resources within deterministic time frames. In most cases it is possible to specify the volume and the deadline in advance. We formally define and analyze a mechanism of network reservations of bulk data transfer requests having opportunistic utilization of residual network capacity(More)
With rates of obesity and diabetes rising across the world, effective therapies to treat hyperglycemia and its associated comorbidities continue to be in demand. Empagliflozin is a highly selective sodium glucose transporter-2 inhibitor that improves serum glucose levels by inducing glucosuria. Taken orally, it is rapidly absorbed with linear(More)
A 60-year-old woman presented with a neck mass and underwent fine needle aspiration of a left thyroid nodule. During this time, she had been injected with hCG for weight loss. Soon after, she developed rapid diffuse thyroid growth with pain. She was ultimately diagnosed with thyrotoxicosis due to postaspiration subacute thyroiditis and subsequently became(More)