Modern Internet-scale distributed networks have hundreds of thousands of servers deployed in hundreds of locations and networks around the world. Canonical examples of such networks are content delivery networks (called CDNs) that we study in this paper. The operating expenses of large distributed networks are increasingly driven by the cost of supplying power to their servers. Typically, CDNs procure power through long-term contracts from co-location providers and pay on the basis of the power (KWs) provisioned for them, rather than on the basis of the energy (KWHs) actually consumed. We propose the use of batteries to reduce both the required power supply and the incurred power cost of a CDN.
The situation: you have invested an enormous amount of money and company resources in developing software solutions to address client needs. Regardless of the size of your company, every dollar counts and you want to know that your investment today will ultimately produce a fast, modern, scalable, and correct software solution that will still be usable tomorrow with tomorrow's technology.
C++, one of the most widely used and known programming languages in software history, could possibly turn into one of the most unknown languages in the coming months.
Prolifogy's failed project turnaround service has generated increased interest recently. Specifically, it was the most requested of all service offerings last month—a fact that surprised even company officials.
In public talks about audio, one often sees a timeline in which "major changes in the audio industry" are said to occur every 10, 25, or perhaps 50 years. Rather than searching for periodicity in a one- or two-dimensional timeline, in this article it will be more helpful to start out by enumerating some of the multidimensional axes along wchich change occurs
The objective of this article is to report on the integration of improved video and related computer technology into existing, long-accepted visibility study preparation and presentation methodologies. The result has been an incremental extension of the types of visual environments which can be reproduced with substantial similarity for admission as visibility evidentiary exhibits in court
Keep your target audience in mind AT ALL TIMES and write your content for their wants and needs. Make sure to give them the information on who, what, where, when, why and how
I spent much of a whole year recently investigating why a major IT outsourcing deal broke down, and had given rise to the largest software contract dispute yet seen in the English High Court
Disputes over failed software construction projects raise interlinked technical and legal issues which are complex, costly, and time-consuming to unravel – whatever the financial size of the claims and counterclaims, the facts and circumstances of the contract between the parties, or the conduct of the software development
Many scientists would like to be able to view and analyze quick look astronomical data on hand held devices linked by wireless network to the Internet. Scientific data is often characterized by high dynamic range together with abrupt, localized or extended changes of spatial and temporal statistical properties. I compare the effectiveness of algorithms for the efficient approximation of scientific data that support low bit-rate, near real-time and low-delay communication of heterogeneous multidimensional scientific data over existing or planned wireless network