Paul V. Harrington

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BACKGROUND On Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 16:53 local time, a magnitude 7.0 M(w) earthquake struck Haiti. The global humanitarian attempt to respond was swift, but poor infrastructure and emergency preparedness limited many efforts. Rapid, successful deployment of emergency medical care teams was accomplished by organizations with experience in mass(More)
Sharing hardware and software resources among networked workstations has become common practice. Resource management in such systems is complex because of physical distribution of the resources, communication delays and the lack of global state information. This paper describes a scalable load monitoring service and a scalable resource query service(More)
The Medicare Trustees' 2004 report indicates that the Part A Hospital Insurance trust fund will be exhausted by 2019. Medicare's sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula for physician reimbursement is widely recognized as being flawed; if it is not reformed, it may result in reduced access to physician services for beneficiaries. MedPAC proposes an alternative(More)
This paper describes a novel mechanism that supports a global atomicity primitive. In distributed systems, it is important that concurrent access to shared data items does not violate some pre-de ned notion of consistency. A global atomicity primitive is a simple programming paradigm for controlling access to shared data, that guarantees to preserve(More)
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