The fundamentals of heavy-tails: properties, emergence, and identification

@inproceedings{Nair2013TheFO,
  title={The fundamentals of heavy-tails: properties, emergence, and identification},
  author={Jayakrishnan Nair and Adam Wierman and Bert Zwart},
  booktitle={SIGMETRICS},
  year={2013}
}
Heavy-tails are a continual source of excitement and confusion across disciplines as they are repeatedly "discovered" in new contexts. This is especially true within computer systems, where heavy-tails seemingly pop up everywhere -- from degree distributions in the internet and social networks to file sizes and interarrival times of workloads. However, despite nearly a decade of work on heavy-tails they are still treated as mysterious, surprising, and even controversial. The goal of this… CONTINUE READING
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