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Bayou is a replicated, weakly consmtent storage system designed for a mobile computing environment that includes portable machines with less than ideal network connectivity. To maximize availabdity, users can read and write any accessible replica. Bayou's design has focused on supporting apphcation-specific mechanisms to detect and resolve the update(More)
Bayou's anti-entropy protocol for update propagation between weakly consistent storage replicas is based on pair-wise communication, the propagation of write operations, and a set of ordering and closure. constraints on the propagation of the writes. The simplicity of the design makes the protocol very flexible, thereby providing support for diverse(More)
The Bayou System is a platform of replicated, highly-available, variable-consistency, mobile databases on which to build collaborative applications. This paper presents the preliminary system architecture along with the design goals that influenced it. We take a fresh, bottom-up and critical look at the requirements of mobile computing applications and(More)
Given a set of machines and a set of Web applications with dynamically changing demands, an online application placement controller decides how many instances to run for each application and where to put them, while observing all kinds of resource constraints. This NP hard problem has real usage in commercial middleware products. Existing approximation(More)
Since many Internet applications employ a multi-tier architecture, in this paper, we focus on the problem of analytically modeling the behavior of such applications. We present a model based on a network of queues, where the queues represent different tiers of the application. Our model is sufficiently general to capture (i) the behavior of tiers with(More)
We present an architecture and prototype implementation of a performance management system for cluster-based web services. The system supports multiple classes of web services traffic and allocates server resources dynamically so to maximize the expected value of a given cluster utility function in the face of fluctuating loads. The cluster utility is a(More)
Since many Internet applications employ a multitier architecture, in this article, we focus on the problem of analytically modeling the behavior of such applications. We present a model based on a network of queues where the queues represent different tiers of the application. Our model is sufficiently general to capture (i) the behavior of tiers with(More)
To take full advantage of the promise of ubiquitous computing requires the use of location information, yet people should have control over who may know their whereabouts. We present an architecture that achieves these goals for an interesting set of applications. Personal information is managed by User Agents, and a partially decentralized Location Query(More)