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IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems

Issue 10 • Date Oct. 2010

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): c1
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  • A Locally-Adjustable Planar Structure for Adaptive Topology Control in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):1387 - 1397
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    In wireless ad hoc networks, the constructed topology is preferred to be planar since a planar topology enables guaranteed delivery of packets without a routing table. Previous planar structures are statically constructed for the whole network. However, environmental or network dynamics such as channel status, interference, or residual energy will prevent such structures from providing the best se... View full abstract»

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  • A Markovian Approach to Multipath Data Transfer in Overlay Networks

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):1398 - 1411
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    The use of multipath routing in overlay networks is a promising solution to improve performance and availability of Internet applications, without the replacement of the existing TCP/IP infrastructure. In this paper, we propose an approach to distribute data over multiple overlay paths that is able to improve Quality of Service (QoS) metrics, such as the data transfer time, loss, and throughput. B... View full abstract»

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  • MIMO Power Control for High-Density Servers in an Enclosure

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):1412 - 1426
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    Power control is becoming a key challenge for effectively operating a modern data center. In addition to reducing operating costs, precisely controlling power consumption is an essential way to avoid system failures caused by power capacity overload or overheating due to increasing high server density. Control-theoretic techniques have recently shown a lot of promise for power management because o... View full abstract»

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  • Distributed Network Formation for n-Way Broadcast Applications

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):1427 - 1441
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    In an n-way broadcast application, each one of n overlay nodes wants to push its own distinct large data file to all other n-1 destinations as well as download their respective data files. BitTorrent-like swarming protocols are ideal choices for handling such massive data volume transfers. The original BitTorrent targets one-to-many broadcasts of a single file to a very large number of receivers, ... View full abstract»

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  • FS2You: Peer-Assisted Semipersistent Online Hosting at a Large Scale

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):1442 - 1457
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    It has been widely acknowledged that online file hosting systems within the “cloud” of the Internet have provided valuable services to end users who wish to share files of any size. Such online hosting services are typically provided by dedicated servers, either in content distribution networks (CDNs) or large data centers. Server bandwidth costs, however, are prohibitive in these ca... View full abstract»

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  • 2PASS: Bandwidth-Optimized Location Cloaking for Anonymous Location-Based Services

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):1458 - 1472
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    Protection of users' location privacy is a critical issue for location-based services. Location cloaking has been proposed to blur users' accurate locations with cloaked regions. Although various cloaking algorithms have been studied, none of the prior work has explored the impact of cloaking on the bandwidth usage of requested services. In this paper, we develop an innovative result-aware locatio... View full abstract»

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  • Group-Based Negotiations in P2P Systems

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):1473 - 1486
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    In P2P systems, groups are typically formed to share resources and/or to carry on joint tasks. In distributed environments formed by a large number of peers conventional authentication techniques are inadequate for the group joining process, and more advanced ones are needed. Complex transactions among peers may require more elaborate interactions based on what peers can do or possess instead of p... View full abstract»

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  • On the Performance of Content Delivery under Competition in a Stochastic Unstructured Peer-to-Peer Network

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):1487 - 1500
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    Peer-to-peer (P2P) network is widely used for transferring large files nowadays. Measurement results show that most downloading peers are patient as the average download session is usually very long. It is sometimes even longer than downloading from a dedicated server using a modem. Existing results in the literature indicate that the stochastic fluctuation and the heterogeneity in the service cap... View full abstract»

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  • Self-Disciplinary Worms and Countermeasures: Modeling and Analysis

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):1501 - 1514
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    In this paper, we address issues related to the modeling, analysis, and countermeasures of worm attacks on the Internet. Most previous work assumed that a worm always propagates itself at the highest possible speed. Some newly developed worms (e.g., “Atak” worm) contradict this assumption by deliberately reducing the propagation speed in order to avoid detection. As such, we study a ... View full abstract»

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  • Traffic Management in Sensor Networks with a Mobile Sink

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):1515 - 1530
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    The imminent growth of user-centric, pervasive sensing environments promotes sink mobility in an increasing number of event-based, sensor network applications including rescue missions, intrusion detection, and smart buildings. In these settings, one of the most critical challenges toward supporting quality of service, is effective distributed congestion avoidance. Congestion control techniques ha... View full abstract»

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  • Maximizing Service Reliability in Distributed Computing Systems with Random Node Failures: Theory and Implementation

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):1531 - 1544
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    In distributed computing systems (DCSs) where server nodes can fail permanently with nonzero probability, the system performance can be assessed by means of the service reliability, defined as the probability of serving all the tasks queued in the DCS before all the nodes fail. This paper presents a rigorous probabilistic framework to analytically characterize the service reliability of a DCS in t... View full abstract»

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    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 1545
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    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 1546
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  • TPDS Information for authors

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): c3
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  • [Back cover]

    Publication Year: 2010, 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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