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This paper examines the costs and potential benefits of long-term prefetching for content distribution. In contrast with traditional short-term prefetching, in which caches use recent access history to predict and prefetch objects likely to be referenced in the near future, long-term prefetching uses long-term steady-state object access rates and update(More)
This paper describes the design and implementation of a network virtualization substrate (NVS) for effective virtualization of wireless resources in cellular networks. Virtualization fosters the realization of several interesting deployment scenarios such as customized virtual networks, virtual services, and widearea corporate networks, with diverse(More)
Most packet processing applications receive and process multiple types of packets. Today, the processors available within packet processing systems are allocated to packet types at design time. In this paper, we explore the benefits and challenges of adapting allocations of processors to packet types in packet processing systems. We demonstrate that, for(More)
Cabling complexity in data centers is reaching unmanageable proportions, leading to maintenance challenges, inefficient cooling, and substantial operational costs (about 7-8% of the total infrastructure cost according to a recent study). To reduce this complexity , this paper envisions replacing some or all of the wires in the data centers with wireless(More)
This paper describes the design and implementation of a network virtualization substrate <b>NVS</b>) for effective virtualization of wireless resources in WiMAX networks. Virtualization fosters the realization of several interesting deployment scenarios such as customized virtual networks, virtual services and wide-area corporate networks, with diverse(More)
Switched beam antennas are an attractive extension to indoor wireless LANs due to their increased signal gain in a chosen direction; the gain can be exploited for improving wireless link quality, node localization and increasing spatial reuse. However, indoor environments are susceptible to multipath reflections that may reduce the degree of directionality(More)
— Background transfers, or transfers that humans do not actively wait on, dominate the Internet today. In today's best-effort Internet, background transfers can interfere with foreground transfers causing long wait times, thereby hurting human productivity. In this paper, we present the design and implementation of a background network, Harp, that addresses(More)