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OSDI
1994
ACM
9 years 11 months ago
Scheduling for Reduced CPU Energy
The energy usage of computer systems is becoming more important, especially for battery operated systems. Displays, disks, and cpus, in that order, use the most energy. Reducing t...
Mark Weiser, Brent B. Welch, Alan J. Demers, Scott...
OSDI
1994
ACM
9 years 11 months ago
HiPEC: High Performance External Virtual Memory Caching
Traditional operating systems use a xed LRU-like page replacement policy and centralized frame pool that cannot properly serve all types of memory access patterns of various appli...
Chao-Hsien Lee, Meng Chang Chen, Ruei-Chuan Chang
OSDI
1994
ACM
9 years 11 months ago
Lottery Scheduling: Flexible Proportional-Share Resource Management
This paper presents lottery scheduling, a novel randomized resource allocation mechanism. Lottery scheduling provides efficient, responsive control over the relative execution rat...
Carl A. Waldspurger, William E. Weihl
OSDI
1994
ACM
9 years 11 months ago
Experiences with Locking in a NUMA Multiprocessor Operating System Kernel
We describe the lockingarchitecture of a new operating system, HURRICANE, designed for large scale shared-memory multiprocessors. Many papers already describe kernel lockingtechni...
Ronald C. Unrau, Orran Krieger, Benjamin Gamsa, Mi...
OSDI
1994
ACM
9 years 11 months ago
Metadata Update Performance in File Systems
Structural changes, such as file creation and block allocation, have consistently been identified as file system performance problems in many user environments. We compare several...
Gregory R. Ganger, Yale N. Patt
OSDI
1994
ACM
9 years 11 months ago
Distributed Filaments: Efficient Fine-Grain Parallelism on a Cluster of Workstations
A fine-grain parallel program is one in which processes are typically small, ranging from a few to a few hundred instructions. Fine-grain parallelism arises naturally in many situ...
Vincent W. Freeh, David K. Lowenthal, Gregory R. A...
OSDI
1994
ACM
9 years 11 months ago
The Design and Evaluation of a Shared Object System for Distributed Memory Machines
This paper describes the design and evaluation of SAM, a shared object system for distributed memory machines. SAM is a portable run-time system that provides a global name space ...
Daniel J. Scales, Monica S. Lam
OSDI
1994
ACM
9 years 11 months ago
Storage Alternatives for Mobile Computers
Mobile computers such as notebooks, subnotebooks, and palmtops require low weight, low power consumption, and good interactive performance. These requirements impose many challeng...
Fred Douglis, Ramón Cáceres, M. Fran...
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