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Recent years have witnessed the impacts of distributed content sharing (Wikipedia, Blogger), social networks (Facebook, MySpace), sensor networks, and pervasive computing. We believe that significant more impact is latent in the convergence of these ideas on the mobile phone platform. Phones can be envisioned as people-centric sensors capable of aggregating(More)
Möbius 2.3 is an extensible dependability, security, and performance modeling environment for large-scale discrete-event systems. It provides multiple model formalisms and solution techniques, facilitating the representation of each part of a system in the formalism that is most appropriate for it, and the application of the solution method or methods(More)
Möbius is a multi-paradigm multi-solution framework to describe and analyze stochastic models of discrete-event dynamic systems. Möbius is widely used in academia and industry for the performance and dependability assessment of technical systems. It comes with a design of experiments as well as automated support for distributing a series of simulation(More)
—A growing number of mobile phone applications utilize physical location to express the context of information. Most of these location-based applications assume GPS capabilities. Unfortunately, GPS incurs an unacceptable energy cost that can reduce the phone's battery life to less than nine hours. Alternate localization technologies, based on WiFi or GSM,(More)
—The costs of data loss and unavailability can be large, so businesses use many data protection techniques such as remote mirroring, snapshots, and backups to guard against failures. Choosing an appropriate combination of techniques is difficult because there are numerous approaches for protecting data and allocating resources. Storage system architects(More)
Location based services are on the rise, many of which assume GPS based localization. Unfortunately, GPS incurs an unacceptable energy cost that can reduce the phone's battery life to less than ten hours. Alternate localization technology, based on WiFi or GSM, improve battery life at the expense of localization accuracy. This paper quantifies this(More)
Petascale computing requires I/O subsystems that can keep up with the dramatic computing power demanded by such systems. TOP500.org ranks top computers based on their peak compute performance, but there has not been adequate investigation of the current state-of-the-art and future requirements of storage area networks that support petascale computers.(More)