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ACM Transactions on Computer Systems (TOCS), Volume 7 Issue 2, May 1989

High-speed implementations of rule-based systems
A. Gupta, C. Forgy, A. Newell
Pages: 119-146
DOI: 10.1145/63404.63405
Rule-based systems are widely used in artificial intelligence for modeling intelligent behavior and building expert systems. Most rule-based programs, however, are extremely computation intensive and run quite slowly. The slow speed of execution...

Decentralizing a global naming service for improved performance and fault tolerance
D. R. Cheriton, T. P. Mann
Pages: 147-183
DOI: 10.1145/63404.63406
Naming is an important aspect of distributed system design. A naming system allows users and programs to assign character-string names to objects, and subsequently use the names to refer to those objects. With the interconnection of clusters of...

An analytical cache model
A. Agarwal, J. Hennessy, M. Horowitz
Pages: 184-215
DOI: 10.1145/63404.63407
Trace-driven simulation and hardware measurement are the techniques most often used to obtain accurate performance figures for caches. The former requires a large amount of simulation time to evaluate each cache configuration while the latter is...