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Dawson R. Engler, Frans Kaashoek and James O'Toole, "Exokernel: An Operating System Architecture for Application-Level Resource Management ", Proceedings of the 15th ACM Symposium on Operating System Principles, ACM, December 1995.
(partial reading: skip system modeling) M.S. Squillante and E.D. Lazowska, " Using Processor-Cache Affinity Information in Shared Memory Multiprocessor Scheduling ", IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Feb. 1993, pgs. 131-143. (Paywall)
Ben Gamsa, Orran Krieger, Jonathan Appavoo, and Michael Stumm, Tornado: Maximizing Locality and Concurrency in a Shared Memory Multiprocessor Operating System , 1999 Symposium on Operating System Design and Implementation.
(partial reading: Sec 1, 2, 3, and 8) Kinshuk Govil, Dan Teodosiu, Yongqiang Huang, and Mendel Rosenblum. Cellular Disco: resource management using virtual clusters on shared-memory multiprocessors. In Proceedings of 17th Symposium on Operating Systems Principles, 1999.
(partial reading: Sec 1, 2, 3, and 10) S. Boyd-Wickizer, H. Chen, R. Chen, Y. Mao, F. Kaashoek, et. al, “Corey: An Operating System for Many Cores”, OSDI 2008.
Liu, Kreitz, van Renesse, Hickey, Hayden, Birman, Constable, "Building Reliable High Performance Communication Systems from Components ", 17th ACM Symposium on Operating System Principles, OS Review, Volume 33, Number 5, Dec. 1999.
Emmanuel Cecchet, Julie Marguerite, Willy Zwaenepoel, "Performance and Scalability of EJB Applications", Proceedings of the 17th ACM SIGPLAN conference on Object-oriented programming, systems, languages, and applications. (Paywall)
(read on your own) J. N. Gray, P. McJones, M. W. Blasgen, R. A. Lorie, T. G. Price, G. R. Putzolu, and I. L. Traiger. " The Recovery Manager of the System R Database Manager", ACM Computing Surveys, Vol. 13, No. 2, June 1981, pp. 223-242. (Paywall)
(partial reading: first 3 sections of the paper) D. Porter, O. Hofmann, C. Rossbach, A. Benn, E. Witchel, “Operating System Transactions“, SOSP’09.
David Hilley and Umakishore Ramachandran, Persistent Temporal Streams . ACM/IFIP/USENIX 10th International Middleware Conference, Urbana Champaign, Illinois, USA , November 30 - December 4, 2009. (Paywall)
(partial reading) Brewer, E. "Lessons from Giant-Scale Services"
Curbera, F., Duftler, M., Khalaf, R., Nagy, W., Mukhi, N., Weerawarana, S., " Unraveling the Web services web: an introduction to SOAP, WSDL, and UDDI ", IEEE Internet Computing, Volume: 6 Issue: 2, March-April 2002, pgs. 86 -93. (Paywall)