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ACM Transactions on Computer Systems (TOCS), Volume 29 Issue 1, February 2011

SEATTLE: A Scalable Ethernet Architecture for Large Enterprises
Changhoon Kim, Matthew Caesar, Jennifer Rexford
Article No.: 1
DOI: 10.1145/1925109.1925110

IP networks today require massive effort to configure and manage. Ethernet is vastly simpler to manage, but does not scale beyond small local area networks. This article describes an alternative network architecture called SEATTLE that achieves...

SnowFlock: Virtual Machine Cloning as a First-Class Cloud Primitive
H. Andrés Lagar-Cavilla, Joseph A. Whitney, Roy Bryant, Philip Patchin, Michael Brudno, Eyal de Lara, Stephen M. Rumble, M. Satyanarayanan, Adin Scannell
Article No.: 2
DOI: 10.1145/1925109.1925111

A basic building block of cloud computing is virtualization. Virtual machines (VMs) encapsulate a user’s computing environment and efficiently isolate it from that of other users. VMs, however, are large entities, and no clear APIs exist yet...

The PowerNap Server Architecture
David Meisner, Brian T. Gold, Thomas F. Wenisch
Article No.: 3
DOI: 10.1145/1925109.1925112

Data center power consumption is growing to unprecedented levels: the EPA estimates U.S. data centers will consume 100 billion kilowatt hours annually by 2011. Much of this energy is wasted in idle systems: in typical deployments, server...