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ACM Transactions on Computer Systems (TOCS), Volume 21 Issue 4, November 2003

Lightweight probabilistic broadcast
S. B. Handurukande, P. Th. Eugster, P. Kouznetsov, R. Guerraoui, A.-M. Kermarrec
Pages: 341-374
DOI: 10.1145/945506.945507
Gossip-based broadcast algorithms, a family of probabilistic broadcast algorithms, trade reliability guarantees against "scalability" properties. Scalability in this context has usually been expressed in terms of message throughput and delivery...

Balancing performance and flexibility with hardware support for network architectures
Ilija Hadžić, Jonathan M. Smith
Pages: 375-411
DOI: 10.1145/945506.945508
The goals of performance and flexibility are often at odds in the design of network systems. The tension is common enough to justify an architectural solution, rather than a set of context-specific solutions. The Programmable Protocol Processing...

Call graph prefetching for database applications
Murali Annavaram, Edward S. Davidson, Jignesh M. Patel
Pages: 412-444
DOI: 10.1145/945506.945509
With the continuing technological trend of ever cheaper and larger memory, most data sets in database servers will soon be able to reside in main memory. In this configuration, the performance bottleneck is likely to be the gap between the processing...