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User communities are rapidly transitioning their ''traditional desktops'' that have dedicated hardware and software installations into ''virtual desktop clouds'' (VDCs) that are accessible via thin-clients. To allocate and manage VDC resources for Internet-scale desk-top delivery, existing works focus mainly on managing server-side resources based on(More)
Today's Internet which provides communication channels with best-effort end-to-end performance is rapidly evolving into an autonomic global computing platform. Achieving autonomicity in the Future Internet will require a performance architecture that (a) allows users to request and own 'slices' of geographically-distributed host and network resources, (b)(More)
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