Yunqi Zhang

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One of the key challenges for improving efficiency in warehouse scale computers (WSCs) is to improve server utilization while guaranteeing the quality of service (QoS) of latency-sensitive applications. To this end, prior work has proposed techniques to precisely predict performance and QoS interference to identify 'safe' application co-locations. However,(More)
—Reducing the long tail of the query latency distribution in modern warehouse scale computers is critical for improving performance and quality of service of workloads such as Web Search and Memcached. Traditional turbo boost increases a processor's voltage and frequency during a coarse-grain sliding window, boosting all queries that are processed during(More)
Rampant dynamism due to load fluctuations, co-runner changes, and varying levels of interference poses a threat to application quality of service (QoS) and has limited our ability to allow co-locations in modern warehouse scale computers (WSCs). Instruction set features such as the non-temporal memory access hints found in modern ISAs (both ARM and x86) may(More)
As user demand scales for intelligent personal assistants (IPAs) such as Apple's Siri, Google's Google Now, and Microsoft's Cortana, we are approaching the computational limits of current datacenter architectures. It is an open question how future server architectures should evolve to enable this emerging class of applications, and the lack of an(More)
— Heterogeneous multicore architectures have the potential to improve energy efficiency by integrating power-efficient wimpy cores with high-performing brawny cores. However, it is an open question as how to deliver energy reduction while ensuring the quality of service (QoS) of latency-sensitive web-services running on such heterogeneous multicores in(More)
Osteosarcoma (OS) is the most common malignant bone tumor in children and young adults, the early symptoms and signs of which are non-specific. The discovery of microRNAs (miRNAs) provides a new avenue for the early diagnosis and treatment of OS. miR-126 has been reported to be highly expressed in vascularized tissues, and is recently widely studied in(More)
MicroRNAs have crucial roles in development and progression of human cancers, including osteosarcoma. Recent studies have shown that miR-124 was down-regulated in many cancers; however, the role of miR-124 in osteosarcoma development is unknown. In this study, we demonstrate that expression of miR-124 is significantly downregulated in osteosarcoma tissues(More)
—On-core microarchitectural structures consume significant portions of a processor's power budget. However, depending on application characteristics, those structures do not always provide (much) performance benefit. While timeout-based power gating techniques have been leveraged for under-utilized cores and inactive functional units, these techniques have(More)