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We introduce a new congestion control algorithm, called TCP-Illinois, which has many desirable properties for implementation in (very) high-speed networks. TCP-Illinois is a sender side protocol, which modifies the AIMD algorithm of the standard TCP (Reno, NewReno or SACK) by adjusting the increment/decrement amounts based on delay information. By using(More)
Peer-assisted streaming is a promising way for service providers to offer high-quality IPTV to consumers at reasonable cost. In peer-assisted streaming, the peers exchange video chunks with one another, and receive additional data from the central server as needed. In this paper, we analyze how to provision resources for the streaming system, in terms of(More)
This paper introduces and analyzes a decentralized network congestion control algorithm which has dynamic adaptations at both user ends and link ends, a so-called general primal-dual algorithm. We obtain sufficient conditions for local stability of this algorithm in a general topology network with heterogeneous round-trip delays. Then, as an implementation(More)
Tree peony (Paeonia suffruticosa Andrews) is a well-known horticultural and medicinal plant. The flower buds must go through a period of endo-dormancy before bud sprouting in winter, but very little information concerned with dormancy release is available. We obtained 625,342 sequencing reads with massive parallel pyrosequencing on the Roche 454 GS FLX(More)
Two of the fundamental problems in peer-to-peer (P2P) streaming are as follows: what is the maximum streaming rate that can be sustained for all receivers, and what peering algorithms can achieve close to this maximum? These problems of computing and approaching the P2P streaming capacity are often challenging because of the constraints imposed on overlay(More)
To compare the clinical outcomes of surgical management by posterior only and combined posterior and anterior approaches for thoracic spinal tuberculosis in the elderly. This was a retrospective cohort study. Thirty-six cases of thoracic spinal tuberculosis treated by two different surgical procedures in our center from January 2004 to June 2009 were(More)
A retrospective clinical study. To evaluate the outcomes of two-level (T12 and L3) pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO) for severe thoracolumbar kyphosis in ankylosing spondylitis (AS), and to discuss the surgical strategies of this surgery. Cases were limited on the results of two-level PSO for correction of severe kyphosis caused by AS, nor on surgical(More)
This review focuses on recent and potential advances in chemometric methods in relation to data processing in metabolomics, especially for data generated from mass spectrometric techniques. Metabolomics is gradually being regarded a valuable and promising biotechnology rather than an ambitious advancement. Herein, we outline significant developments in(More)
We present a retrospective study of 15 cases with severe posttuberculous kyphosis of thoracolumbar region that underwent posterior vertebral column resection. From 2004 to 2009, 15 consecutive patients with posttubercular kyphotic deformity underwent posterior vertebral resection osteotomy. Six subjects were females and nine were males with an average age(More)