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ACM Transactions on Computer Systems (TOCS), Volume 29 Issue 3, August 2011

On the design of perturbation-resilient atomic commit protocols for mobile transactions
Brahim Ayari, Abdelmajid Khelil, Neeraj Suri
Article No.: 7
DOI: 10.1145/2003690.2003691

Distributed mobile transactions utilize commit protocols to achieve atomicity and consistent decisions. This is challenging, as mobile environments are typically characterized by frequent perturbations such as network disconnections and node...

Scheduling real-time garbage collection on uniprocessors
Tomas Kalibera, Filip Pizlo, Antony L. Hosking, Jan Vitek
Article No.: 8
DOI: 10.1145/2003690.2003692

Managed languages such as Java and C# are increasingly being considered for hard real-time applications because of their productivity and software engineering advantages. Automatic memory management, or garbage collection, is a key enabler for...

Mobile processors for energy-efficient web search
Vijay Janapa Reddi, Benjamin C. Lee, Trishul Chilimbi, Kushagra Vaid
Article No.: 9
DOI: 10.1145/2003690.2003693

As cloud and utility computing spreads, computer architects must ensure continued capability growth for the data centers that comprise the cloud. Given megawatt scale power budgets, increasing data center capability requires increasing computing...