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Vegas is a new implementation of TCP that achieves between 40 and 70% better throughput, with one-fifth to one-half the losses, as compared to the implementation of TCP in the Reno distribution of BSD Unix. This paper motivates and describes the three key techniques employed by Vegas, and presents the results of a comprehensive experimental performance(More)
The Diie-Hellman key exchange algorithm can be implemented using the group of points on an elliptic curve over the eld F 2 n. A software version of this using n = 155 can be optimized to achieve computation rates that are signiicantly faster than non-elliptic curve versions with a similar level of security. The fast computation of reciprocals in F 2 n is(More)
Network software is a critical component of any distributed system. Because of its complexity, network software is commonly layered into a hierarchy of protocols, or more generally, into a <italic>protocol graph</italic>. Typical protocol graphs&#8212;including those standardized in the ISO and TCP/IP network architectures&#8212;share three important(More)
This white paper describes Scout, a new operating system being designed for systems connected to the National Information Infrastructure (NII). Scout provides a communication-oriented software architecture for building operating system code that is specialized for the different systems that we expect to be available on the NII. It includes an explicit path(More)
x-kernel is an experimental operating system for personal workstations that allows uniform access to resources throughout a nationwide internet: an interconnection of networks similar to the TCP/IP internet. This network is also called the National Research and Education Network (NREN). The x-kernel supports a library of protocols, and it accesses different(More)
As le systems grow i n size, ensuring that data is safely stored becomes more and more diicult. Historically , le system backup strategies have focused on logical backup where les are written in their entirety to the backup media. An alternative i s p h ys-ical backup where the disk blocks that make up the le system are written to the backup media. This(More)
The m-Bop protein encoded by the mouse Bop gene is strongly expressed in heart and skeletal muscle, and recent studies with Bop knockout mice have demonstrated that m-Bop is essential for cardiogenesis in vivo and can act as a HDAC-dependent repressor in vitro. In the present studies, m-Bop was observed to interact with skNAC, a reported transcriptional(More)
Transducer of ErbB-2 (TOB) is a member of the TOB/Btg gene family. A role for TOB in the suppression of human tumorigenesis has been proposed, based on the observations that TOB-knockout mice spontaneously form tumors and TOB expression is lost in human lung and thyroid cancers. However, the role of TOB in human breast cancer remains unknown. To evaluate(More)
This paper reports our experiences implementing remote procedure call (RPC) protocols in the <italic>x</italic>-kernel. This exercise is interesting because the RPC protocols exploit two novel design techniques: <italic>virtual protocols</italic> and <italic>layered protocols</italic>. These techniques are made possible because the <italic>x</italic>-kernel(More)