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Mobile applications are becoming increasingly ubiquitous and provide ever richer functionality on mobile devices. At the same time, such devices often enjoy strong connectivity with more powerful machines ranging from laptops and desktops to commercial clouds. This paper presents the design and implementation of CloneCloud, a system that automatically(More)
Overlay networks are used today in a variety of distributed systems ranging from file-sharing and storage systems to communication infrastructures. However, designing, building and adapting these overlays to the intended application and the target environment is a difficult and time consuming process.To ease the development and the deployment of such(More)
Smartphones enable a new, rich user experience in pervasive computing, but their hardware is still very limited in terms of computation, memory, and energy reserves , thus limiting potential applications. In this paper, we propose a novel architecture that addresses these challenges via seamlessly—but partially—off-loading execution from the smartphone to a(More)
Emerging Web services, such as email, photo sharing, and web site archives, must preserve large volumes of quickly accessible data indefinitely into the future. The costs of doing so often determine whether the service is economically viable. We make the case that these applications' demands on large scale storage systems over long time horizons require us(More)
Researchers have made great strides in improving the fault tolerance of both centralized and replicated systems against arbitrary (Byzantine) faults. However, there are hard limits to how much can be done with entirely untrusted components; for example, replicated state machines cannot tolerate more than a third of their replica population being Byzantine.(More)
The networking and distributed systems communities have recently explored a variety of new network architectures, both for application-level overlay networks, and as prototypes for a next-generation Internet architecture. In this context, we have investigated declarative networking: the use of a distributed recursive query engine as a powerful vehicle for(More)
The LOCKSS project has developed and deployed in a world-wide test a peer-to-peer system for preserving access to journals and other archival information published on the Web. It consists of a large number of independent, low-cost, persistent Web caches that cooperate to detect and repair damage to their content by voting in “opinion polls.”(More)
A work on distributed, in-network aggregation assumes a benign population of participants. Unfortunately, modern distributed systems are plagued by malicious participants. In this paper we present a first step towards verifiable yet efficient distributed, in-network aggregation in adversarial settings. We describe a general framework and threat model for(More)
Control flow defenses against ROP either use strict, expensive, but strong protection against redirected <i>RET</i> instructions with shadow stacks, or much faster but weaker protections without. In this work we study the inherent overheads of shadow stack schemes. We find that the overhead is roughly 10% for a traditional shadow stack. We then design a new(More)
People are the outsiders in the current communications revolution. Computer hosts, pagers, and telephones are the addressable entities throughout the Internet and telephony systems. Human beings, however, still need application-specific tricks to be identified, like email addresses, telephone numbers, and ICQ IDs. The key challenge today is to find people(More)