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Eat All You Can in an All-You-Can-Eat Buffet: A Case for Aggressive Resource Usage

Ratul Mahajan, Jitendra Padhye, Ramya Raghavendra, and Brian Zill

Abstract

In contrast to a focus on efficiency, we advocate aggressive usage of available resources. This view is embodied in what we call the Buffet principle: continue using more resources as long as the marginal cost can be driven lower than the marginal benefit. We illustrate through several examples how this seemingly obvious principle is not adhered to by many common designs and how its application produces better designs. We also discuss broadly the considerations in applying the Buffet principle in practice.

Details

Publication typeInproceedings
Published inHotNets-VII
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc.
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