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IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems

Issue 1 • Date Jan. 2004

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  • A timeout-based message ordering protocol for a lightweight software implementation of TMR systems

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):53 - 65
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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    Replicated processing with majority voting is a well-known method for achieving reliability and availability. Triple modular redundant (TMR) processing is the most commonly used version of that method. Replicated processing requires that the replicas reach agreement on the order in which input requests are to be processed. Almost all synchronous and deterministic ordering protocols published in th... View full abstract»

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  • Performance of the optimal causal multicast algorithm: a statistical analysis

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):40 - 52
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    An optimal causal message ordering algorithm for asynchronous distributed systems was proposed by Kshemkalyani and Singhal and its optimality was proven theoretically. For a system of n processes, although the space complexity of this algorithm was shown to be O(n2) integers, it was expected that the actual space overhead would be much less than n2. It is difficult to determi... View full abstract»

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  • Using elementary linear algebra to solve data alignment for arrays with linear or quadratic references

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):28 - 39
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    Data alignment that facilitates data locality so that the data access communication costs can be minimized, helps distributed memory parallel machines improve their throughput. Most data alignment methods are devised mainly to align the arrays referenced using linear subscripts or quadratic subscripts with few (one or two) loop index variables. We propose two communication-free alignment technique... View full abstract»

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  • Information retrieval with distributed databases: analytic models of performance

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):18 - 27
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    The major emphasis is on analytical techniques for predicting the performance of various collection fusion scenarios. Knowledge of analytical models of information retrieval system performance, both with single processors and with multiple processors, increases our understanding of the parameters (e.g., number of documents, ranking algorithms, stemming algorithms, stop word lists, etc.) affecting ... View full abstract»

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  • Sharc: managing CPU and network bandwidth in shared clusters

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):2 - 17
    Cited by:  Papers (34)  |  Patents (8)
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    We argue the need for effective resource management mechanisms for sharing resources in commodity clusters. To address this issue, we present the design of Sharc-a system that enables resource sharing among applications in such clusters. Sharc depends on single node resource management mechanisms such as reservations or shares, and extends the benefits of such mechanisms to clustered environments.... View full abstract»

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  • Runtime optimization of IEEE 802.11 wireless LANs performance

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):66 - 80
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    IEEE 802.11 is the standard for wireless local area networks (WLANs) promoted by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Wireless technologies in the LAN environment are becoming increasingly important and the IEEE 802.11 is the most mature technology to date. Previous works have pointed out that the standard protocol can be very inefficient and that an appropriate tuning of its con... View full abstract»

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  • Performance modeling of distributed hybrid architectures

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):81 - 92
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    Hybrid architectures are systems where a high performance general purpose computer is coupled to one or more special purpose devices (SPDs). Such a system can be the optimal choice for several fields of computational science. Configuring the system and finding the optimal mapping of the application tasks onto the hybrid machine often is not straightforward. Performance modeling is a tool to tackle... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Transactions Parallel and Distributed Systems - Table of Contents

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 1
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  • IEEE Computer Society's Staff List

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 2
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  • Editor's note

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 1
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  • 2003 Reviewers list

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):93 - 96
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  • Information for authors

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 97
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  • IEEE Computer Society's Information

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 98
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IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS) is published monthly. It publishes a range of papers, comments on previously published papers, and survey articles that deal with the parallel and distributed systems research areas of current importance to our readers. Particular areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

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David Bader
College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology