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October 2010


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Technical Perspective: Belief Propagation

Nearly every modern tracking system is based on the seminal work of Rudolf Kalman who developed the optimal fusion algorithm for linear dynamics under Gaussian…


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Difference Engine: Harnessing Memory Redundancy in Virtual Machines

Difference Engine: Harnessing Memory Redundancy in Virtual Machines

Virtual machine monitors are a popular platform for Internet hosting centers and cloud-based compute services. But main memory is not amenable to multiplexed hardware resources and is often a bottleneck in achieving higher degrees…


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Technical Perspective: A VM 'Engine' That Makes a Difference

The past decade has witnessed a renaissance in server virtualization. Diwaker Gupta et al. present a novel approach for significantly improving the efficiency of virtualized…


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Nonparametric Belief Propagation

Nonparametric Belief Propagation

Probabilistic graphical models and algorithms for approximate inference have proven to be powerful tools in a wide range of applications in statistics and AI. However, applying these methods to models with continuous variables…