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Article: Measuring and understanding user comfort with resource borrowing

TitleMeasuring and understanding user comfort with resource borrowing
Authors
KeywordsComputer Operating Systems
Data Transfer
Human Computer Interaction
Magnetic Disk Storage
Resource Allocation
Issue Date2004
PublisherIEEE, Computer Society. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.ieee.org
Citation
IEEE International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing, Proceedings, 2004, p. 214-224 How to Cite?
AbstractResource borrowing is a common underlying approach in grid computing and thin-client computing. In both cases, external processes borrow resources that would otherwise be delivered to the interactive processes of end-users, creating contention that slows these processes and decreases the comfort of the end-users. How resource borrowing and user comfort are related is not well understood and thus resource borrowing tends to be extremely conservative. To address this lack of understanding, we have developed a sophisticated distributed application for directly measuring user comfort with the borrowing of CPU time, memory space, and disk bandwidth. Using this tool, we have conducted a controlled user study with qualitative and quantitative results that are of direct interest to the designers of grid and thin-client systems. We have found that resource borrowing can be quite aggressive without creating user discomfort, particularly in the case of memory and disk. We also describe an on-going Internet-wide study using our tool.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/90791
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dc.contributor.authorGupta, Aen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLin, Ben_HK
dc.contributor.authorDinda, PAen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-17T10:08:26Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-17T10:08:26Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_HK
dc.identifier.citationIEEE International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing, Proceedings, 2004, p. 214-224en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1082-8907en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/90791-
dc.description.abstractResource borrowing is a common underlying approach in grid computing and thin-client computing. In both cases, external processes borrow resources that would otherwise be delivered to the interactive processes of end-users, creating contention that slows these processes and decreases the comfort of the end-users. How resource borrowing and user comfort are related is not well understood and thus resource borrowing tends to be extremely conservative. To address this lack of understanding, we have developed a sophisticated distributed application for directly measuring user comfort with the borrowing of CPU time, memory space, and disk bandwidth. Using this tool, we have conducted a controlled user study with qualitative and quantitative results that are of direct interest to the designers of grid and thin-client systems. We have found that resource borrowing can be quite aggressive without creating user discomfort, particularly in the case of memory and disk. We also describe an on-going Internet-wide study using our tool.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherIEEE, Computer Society. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.ieee.orgen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofIEEE International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing, Proceedingsen_HK
dc.subjectComputer Operating Systemsen_HK
dc.subjectData Transferen_HK
dc.subjectHuman Computer Interactionen_HK
dc.subjectMagnetic Disk Storageen_HK
dc.subjectResource Allocationen_HK
dc.titleMeasuring and understanding user comfort with resource borrowingen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLin, B:blin@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.epage224en_HK

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