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USENIX
2008
10 years 3 months ago
Measurement and Analysis of Large-Scale Network File System Workloads
In this paper we present the analysis of two large-scale network file system workloads. We measured CIFS traffic for two enterprise-class file servers deployed in the NetApp data ...
Andrew W. Leung, Shankar Pasupathy, Garth R. Goods...
USENIX
2008
10 years 3 months ago
A Multi-Site Virtual Cluster System for Wide Area Networks
A virtual cluster is a promising technology for reducing management costs and improving capacity utilization in datacenters and computer centers. However, recent cluster virtualiz...
Takahiro Hirofuchi, Takeshi Yokoi, Tadashi Ebara, ...
USENIX
2008
10 years 3 months ago
Automatic Optimization of Parallel Dataflow Programs
Large-scale parallel dataflow systems, e.g., Dryad and Map-Reduce, have attracted significant attention recently. High-level dataflow languages such as Pig Latin and Sawzall are b...
Christopher Olston, Benjamin Reed, Adam Silberstei...
USENIX
2008
10 years 3 months ago
Experiences with Client-based Speculative Remote Display
We propose an approach to remote display systems in which the client predicts the screen update events that the server will send and applies them to the screen immediately, thus e...
John R. Lange, Peter A. Dinda, Samuel Rossoff
USENIX
2008
10 years 3 months ago
Optimizing TCP Receive Performance
The performance of receive side TCP processing has traditionally been dominated by the cost of the `per-byte' operations, such as data copying and checksumming. We show that ...
Aravind Menon, Willy Zwaenepoel
USENIX
2008
10 years 3 months ago
Context-Aware Prefetching at the Storage Server
In many of today's applications, access to storage constitutes the major cost of processing a user request. Data prefetching has been used to alleviate the storage access lat...
Gokul Soundararajan, Madalin Mihailescu, Cristiana...
USENIX
2008
10 years 3 months ago
Remote Profiling of Resource Constraints of Web Servers Using Mini-Flash Crowds
Unexpected surges in Web request traffic can exercise server-side resources (e.g., access bandwidth, processing, storage etc.) in undesirable ways. Administrators today do not hav...
Pratap Ramamurthy, Vyas Sekar, Aditya Akella, Bala...
USENIX
2008
10 years 3 months ago
Large-scale Virtualization in the Emulab Network Testbed
Network emulation is valuable largely because of its ability to study applications running on real hosts and "somewhat real" networks. However, conservatively allocating...
Mike Hibler, Robert Ricci, Leigh Stoller, Jonathon...
USENIX
2008
10 years 3 months ago
Context-Aware Mechanisms for Reducing Interactive Delays of Energy Management in Disks
Aggressive energy conserving mechanisms can maximize energy efficiency, but often have the negative tradeoff of simultaneously reducing system responsiveness due to the switching ...
Igor Crk, Chris Gniady
USENIX
2008
10 years 3 months ago
Evaluating Distributed Systems: Does Background Traffic Matter?
Evaluating novel networked protocols and services requires subjecting the target system to realistic Internet conditions. However, there is no common understanding of what is requ...
Kashi Venkatesh Vishwanath, Amin Vahdat
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