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ACM Transactions on Computer Systems (TOCS), Volume 26 Issue 1, February 2008

A generic component model for building systems software
Geoff Coulson, Gordon Blair, Paul Grace, Francois Taiani, Ackbar Joolia, Kevin Lee, Jo Ueyama, Thirunavukkarasu Sivaharan
Article No.: 1
DOI: 10.1145/1328671.1328672

Component-based software structuring principles are now commonplace at the application level; but componentization is far less established when it comes to building low-level systems software. Although there have been pioneering efforts in...

Incrementally parallelizing database transactions with thread-level speculation
Christopher B. Colohan, Anastassia Ailamaki, J. Gregory Steffan, Todd C. Mowry
Article No.: 2
DOI: 10.1145/1328671.1328673

With the advent of chip multiprocessors, exploiting intratransaction parallelism in database systems is an attractive way of improving transaction performance. However, exploiting intratransaction parallelism is difficult for two reasons: first,...

High-bandwidth data dissemination for large-scale distributed systems
Dejan Kostić, Alex C. Snoeren, Amin Vahdat, Ryan Braud, Charles Killian, James W. Anderson, Jeannie Albrecht, Adolfo Rodriguez, Erik Vandekieft
Article No.: 3
DOI: 10.1145/1328671.1328674

This article focuses on the multireceiver data dissemination problem. Initially, IP multicast formed the basis for efficiently supporting such distribution. More recently, overlay networks have emerged to support point-to-multipoint communication....