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ACM Transactions on Computer Systems (TOCS), Volume 21 Issue 2, May 2003

A SMART scheduler for multimedia applications
Jason Nieh, Monica S. Lam
Pages: 117-163
DOI: 10.1145/762483.762484
Real-time applications such as multimedia audio and video are increasingly populating the workstation desktop. To support the execution of these applications in conjunction with traditional non-real-time applications, we have created SMART, a...

Astrolabe: A robust and scalable technology for distributed system monitoring, management, and data mining
Robbert Van Renesse, Kenneth P. Birman, Werner Vogels
Pages: 164-206
DOI: 10.1145/762483.762485
Scalable management and self-organizational capabilities are emerging as central requirements for a generation of large-scale, highly dynamic, distributed applications. We have developed an entirely new distributed information management system...

Size-based scheduling to improve web performance
Mor Harchol-Balter, Bianca Schroeder, Nikhil Bansal, Mukesh Agrawal
Pages: 207-233
DOI: 10.1145/762483.762486
Is it possible to reduce the expected response time of every request at a web server, simply by changing the order in which we schedule the requests? That is the question we ask in this paper.This paper proposes a method for improving the...