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July 2011

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Debugging in the (Very) Large: Ten Years of Implementation and Experience

Debugging in the (Very) Large

Windows Error Reporting (WER) is a distributed system that automates the processing of error reports coming from an installed base of a billion machines. WER has collected billions of error reports in 10 years of operation.

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FAWN: A Fast Array of Wimpy Nodes


This paper presents a fast array of wimpy nodes — FAWN — an approach for achieving low-power data-intensive data-center computing.

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Technical Perspective: Is Scale Your Enemy, Or Is Scale Your Friend?

Scale has been the single most important force driving changes in system software over the last decade. Its impact is most obvious in the Web arena, however, it also impacts…

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Technical Perspective: FAWN: A Fast Array of Wimpy Nodes

The emergence of wimpy processors and FLASH met a promising deployment scenario in the field of large-scale data centers. The energy efficiency potential of these technologies…

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