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January 2016


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Bare-Metal Performance for Virtual Machines with Exitless Interrupts

Bare-Metal Performance for Virtual Machines with Exitless Interrupts

We present ExitLess Interrupts (ELI), a software-only approach for handling interrupts within guest virtual machines directly and securely.


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Technical Perspective: Enlisting the Power of the Crowd

An important contribution of "Answering Enumeration Queries with the Crowd" is the observation that by using the crowd for the collection of new data, we are departing from the classical closed word assumption, which underlies…


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Technical Perspective: High-Performance Virtualization: Are We Done?

"Bare-Metal Performance for Virtual Machines with Exitless Interrupts" shows how to enable a virtual machine to attain "bare metal" performance from high-speed network interface cards.


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Answering Enumeration Queries with the Crowd

Answering Enumeration Queries with the Crowd

Hybrid human/computer database systems promise to greatly expand the usefulness of query processing by incorporating the crowd. Such systems raise many implementation questions. To address the issues, we develop statistical tools…

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