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Issue 4 • April 2008

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): c1
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  • Coordinated Services Provision in Peer-to-Peer Environments

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):433 - 446
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    In recent years, inspired by the emerging Web services standard and peer-to-peer technology, a new federated service providing (FSP) system paradigm has attracted increasing research interests. Many existing systems have either explicitly or implicitly followed this paradigm. Instead of exchanging files, peers in FSP systems share their computation resources in order to offer domain-specific servi... View full abstract»

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  • Scalable Distribution of XML Content with XNet

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):447 - 461
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    The XNET XML content network was designed to implement efficient and reliable distribution of structured XML content to very large populations of consumers. For that purpose, our system integrates several technologies: the routing protocol XROUTE makes extensive use of subscription aggregation to limit the size of routing tables while ensuring perfect routing (that is, an event is forwarded to a l... View full abstract»

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  • Max-Min Fair Scheduling in Input-Queued Switches

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):462 - 475
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    Fairness in traffic management can improve the isolation between traffic streams, offer a more predictable performance, eliminate transient bottlenecks, mitigate the effect of certain kinds of denial-of-service attacks, and serve as a critical component of a quality-of-service strategy to achieve certain guaranteed services such as delay bounds and minimum bandwidths. In this paper, we choose a po... View full abstract»

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  • Optimal State Allocation for Multicast Communications With Explicit Multicast Forwarding

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):476 - 488
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    In this paper, we propose a scalable and adaptive multicast forwarding mechanism based on explicit multicast (Xcast). This mechanism optimizes the allocation of forwarding states in routers and can be used to improve the scalability of traditional IP multicast and source-specific multicast. Compared with previous work, our mechanism needs fewer routers in a multicast tree to store forwarding state... View full abstract»

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  • On-Demand Medium Access in Multihop Wireless Networks with Multiple Beam Smart Antennas

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):489 - 502
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    The paper presents a detailed discussion of various issues involved in designing a medium access control (MAC) protocol for multihop wireless networks with nodes employing multiple beam smart antennas. Multiple beam smart antennas can form several beams simultaneously and can initiate concurrent transmissions or receptions .in them, thereby increasing the throughput of the bottleneck nodes. Tradit... View full abstract»

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  • A Dynamic Skip List-Based Overlay for On-Demand Media Streaming with VCR Interactions

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):503 - 514
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    Media distribution through application-layer overlay networks has received considerable attention recently, owing to its flexibility and readily deployable nature. On-demand streaming with asynchronous requests and, in general, with VCR-like interactions nevertheless remains a challenging task in overlay networks. In this paper, we introduce the dynamic skip list (DSL), a novel randomized and dist... View full abstract»

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  • peerTalk: A Peer-to-Peer Multiparty Voice-over-IP System

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):515 - 528
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    Multiparty voice-over-IP (MVolP) services allow a group of people to freely communicate with each other via the Internet, which have many important applications such as online gaming and teleconferencing. In this paper, we present a peer-to-peer MVolP system called peerTalk. Compared to traditional approaches such as server-based mixing, peerTalk achieves better scalability and failure resilience ... View full abstract»

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  • Operand-Load-Based Split Pipeline Architecture for High Clock Rate and Commensurable IPC

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):529 - 544
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    The increase in the complexity of a wide-issue processor with its pipeline width is one of the primary concerns of processor designers. In the conventional design, the hardware in the processor core is laid out to handle multiple instructions with two source operands in each pipeline stage. However, an analysis of SPEC2000 programs reveals that an integer program on the average constitutes 25.2 pe... View full abstract»

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  • Algorithms for Fault-Tolerant Topology in Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):545 - 558
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    This paper addresses fault-tolerant topology control in a heterogeneous wireless sensor network consisting of several resource-rich supernodes, used for data relaying, and a large number of energy-constrained wireless sensor nodes. We introduce the k-degree anycast topology control (fc-ATC) problem, with the objective of selecting each sensor's transmission range such that each sensor is k-vertex ... View full abstract»

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  • Towards Spatial Window Queries Over Continuous Phenomena in Sensor Networks

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):559 - 571
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    Recent research on sensor networks has focused on the efficient processing of declarative SQL queries over sensor nodes. Users are often interested in querying an underlying continuous phenomenon such as a toxic plume, whereas only discrete readings of sensor nodes are available. Therefore, additional information estimation methods are necessary to process the sensor readings to generate the requi... View full abstract»

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  • Comments on "Optimal Resource Allocation in Overlay Multicast"

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):572 - 573
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    In this comments paper, we revisit the network model introduced in Cui, Y., et al (2006). We discuss the inaccuracy of the model and, to correct the network model, we propose to apply directed capacity constraints for directed flows. Based on a comparison of numerical results, we show that the corrected model leads to better accuracy than the original model. View full abstract»

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  • [Back cover]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): c4
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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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